President Trump hit back at Mitt Romney. Photo: Drew Angerer, Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images


President Trump attacked Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) Saturday for his 2012 presidential election loss after the senator he was "sickened" by Mueller report revelations on the commander in chief.

Details: A day after Romney's comments following the release of the redacted report, Trump uploaded an accompanying video contrasting his 2016 election victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Romney's loss to President Obama to underscore his point.

The big picture: Following Attorney General William Barr releasing the report Thursday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) told Maine Public Radio "[I]t is an unflattering portrayal of the President." Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) said "the report documents a number of actions taken by the president or his associates that were inappropriate." But no Republican was quite as critical as Romney.

The backdrop: It's not the first time Romney has criticized Trump. In January, he wrote an op-ed Tn the Washington Post criticizing Trump's character. When Trump was pursuing the presidency in 2016, Romney called him a "phony" and a "fake."

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  3. Business: Winter threat spurs new surge of startup activity.
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Louisiana braces for 3rd hurricane in 2 months as Tropical Storm Zeta nears

Municipality workers clean the streets of garbage in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, on Tuesday that was left by Zeta, which struck the Yucatan Peninsula as a Category 1 Hurricane a day earlier — causing no major damage to infrastructure. Photo: Medios y Media/Getty Images

Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to strengthen back into a hurricane and bring dangerous storm surge conditions to parts of the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday, per the National Hurricane Center.

The state of play: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) requested a pre-landfall Federal Declaration of Emergency in a letter to President Trump on Tuesday, ahead of the storm's expected arrival south of New Orleans.

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Trump's campaign website hacked

A screenshot of the Trump campaign website after it was hacked.

The Trump campaign website briefly went down and its "About" page was modified after hackers attacked the site Tuesday evening.

The big picture: With just seven days before the election, the hackers emulated the FBI and declared on the "About" page that: "this was seized. the world has had enough of the fake-news spreaded [sic] daily by president donald j trump. it is time to allow the world to know truth." Two addresses linked to the cryptocurrency Monero appeared on the site. Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh in a statement said no sensitive data had been exposed in the attack.

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