President Trump is an unabashed Twitter machine-gunner — Mitt Romney is a sniper.
The former Massachusetts governor, GOP presidential nominee and now Utah senator has admitted to being behind the stealth Twitter handle @qaws9876 using the nom de twit Pierre Delecto.
Romney quickly made the account private after confirming to an Atlantic reporter that he was the man behind the Twitter curtain. The Herald’s request to join the top secret account is “pending.” (That appeal will probably remain in Twitter limbo for eternity.)
“C’est moi,” Romney told the Atlantic when asked if he was, in fact, the owner of the account that was used to knock Trump and pump up his exploits. (C’est moi is French for “that’s me,” or “this is me,” or “it’s me” or Bingo.)
Romney, basically, pleaded guilty as only the erudite senator can.
Romney’s admission made “Pierre Delecto” a top “All day trending today” Twitter hit. But why not keep the account open for all to see? Is he hiding something?
Romney is one of the top Republican critics of Trump, knocking him for his dealings with Ukraine and withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria.
The last bogus political alter ego that went as viral was Carlos Danger, Anthony Weiner’s fake online identity he used for sexual chats with women other than his wife Huma Abedin — who was Hillary Clinton’s go-to assistant during the 2016 presidential election.
Having his shadowy Twitter account exposed has lit up social media this morning. Stay tuned, this story isn’t going away…
President Trump: "I think [Democrats] are lousy politicians. But two things they have — they're vicious and they stick together. They don't have Mitt Romney in their midst, they don't have people like that." https://t.co/myE13ePqVa pic.twitter.com/bquE1dwp3a
— The Hill (@thehill) October 21, 2019
The Administration’s Syria decision has broad strategic implications.
☑️ Iran has been given a stronger hand in Syria.
☑️ Russia’s influence in the Middle East has been greatly enhanced.
☑️ Assad is consolidating power.
This is a foreign policy disaster. pic.twitter.com/jb10DAKy5y
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) October 18, 2019
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) October 21, 2019