Mitt Romney admits to authoring fake Twitter account

OREM, UT – NOVEMBER 6: Republican U.S Senate candidate Mitt Romney talks to his supporters after he won the Utah Senate seat, at his campaign headquarters at an election night party on November 6, 2018 in Orem, Utah. Romney is running to replace retiring Utah Republican Senator Orin Hatch who has been in the Senate for over 41 years. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

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.

Let the countdown begin on when Trump will fire back, but so far its crickets from the commander in chief at both @POTUS and @realDonaldTrump.

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…