Peeping Mitt just got busted…
Utah Sen. Mitt Romney has made himself look even more ridiculous than he has in the past with a new revelation.
The senator, former governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Republican presidential candidate has a fake Twitter account.
He admitted to the fake Twitter account during an interview with The Atlantic and it did not take long for journalists to find it.
They manage that tension in different ways: While the president spent a too-online Saturday earlier this month unloading on Twitter—launching #IMPEACHMITTROMNEY into the canon of viral Trump taunts—Romney enjoyed a quiet afternoon picking apples with his grandkids in Utah and refusing to take the bait. When I met him in his office a couple of weeks later, I asked if the Twitter insults bothered him.
“That’s kind of what he does,” Romney said with a shrug, and then got up to retrieve an iPad from his desk. He explained that he uses a secret Twitter account—“What do they call me, a lurker?”—to keep tabs on the political conversation.
“I won’t give you the name of it,” he said, but “I’m following 668 people.” Swiping at his tablet, he recited some of the accounts he follows, including journalists, late-night comedians (“What’s his name, the big redhead from Boston?”), and athletes.
Trump was not among them. “He tweets so much,” Romney said, comparing the president to one of his nieces who overshares on Instagram. “I love her, but it’s like, Ah, it’s too much.”
He understands, of course, that many of his Republican colleagues live in fear of being subjected to a presidential Twitter tirade.
In fact, some believe that Trump’s targeting of Romney is intended as a warning to other GOP lawmakers lest they step out of line.
That fear is one of the reasons his caucus has attempted such elaborate rhetorical contortions to defend Trump as the House impeachment inquiry turns up damning evidence. “I think it’s very natural for people to look at circumstances and see them in the light that’s most amenable to their maintaining power,” he told me in an interview last month at The Atlantic Festival.
And within hours the news website Slate believed it had found the secret Romney account with the name of Pierre Delecto.
“This account joined the site in July of 2011, just one month after Romney announced his run for president,” Slate said.
“The majority of people it follows are either political reporters, politicians, political operatives, or pundits,” it said.
i *believe* i may have found mitt romney’s secret twitter account https://t.co/SNVUeqbLoY
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) October 20, 2019
follows a lot of romney 2012 aides.
— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) October 20, 2019
Src: The Federalist Papers