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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Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina

People walk through floodwaters on Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on Monday. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Hurricane Isaias made landfall as a Category 1 storm near Ocean Isle Beach in southern North Carolina at 11:10 p.m. ET Monday, packing maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, per the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

What's happening: Hurricane conditions were spreading onto the coast of eastern South Carolina and southeastern N.C., the NHC said in an 11 p.m. update. Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie Smith told WECT News the eye of the storm triggered "a series of fires at homes" and "a lot of flooding." Fire authorities confirmed they were responding to "multiple structure fires in the area."

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 12:30 a.m. ET: 18,224,253 — Total deaths: 692,679 — Total recoveries — 10,865,548Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 12:30 a.m. ET: 4,713,500 — Total deaths: 155,401 — Total recoveries: 1,513,446 — Total tests: 57,543,852Map.
  3. Politics: White House will require staff to undergo randomized coronavirus testing — Pelosi says Birx "enabled" Trump on misinformation.
  4. Sports: 13 members of St. Louis Cardinals test positive, prompting MLB to cancel Tigers series — Former FDA chief says MLB outbreaks should be warning sign for schools.
  5. 1 🎥 thing: "Tenet" may be the first major film to get a global pandemic release.

Exclusive: Trump declines to praise John Lewis, citing inauguration snub

President Trump dismissed the legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis in an interview with “Axios on HBO,” saying only that Lewis made a “big mistake” by not coming to his inauguration.

The big picture: Trump's comments were a glaring contrast with the praise Republicans and Democrats showered upon Lewis this week, and a default to personal grudges during a week of mourning for a civil rights hero.