President Trump lashed out at Mitt Romney saying Democrats don’t have to deal with backstabbers like he does after the former Massachusetts governor admitted he was behind a bogus Twitter account used to slam the administration.
“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,” Trump said Monday.
Donald Trump Jr. also took a swipe at the Utah senator, saying Romney lacked the courage to win the presidency.
“If Mitt Romney had any guts the would would take on media directly rather than with a fake twitter account, but he doesn’t,” the younger Trump tweeted. “He only says things that will ingratiate him to the same (mainstream media) that destroyed him during his failed run. They’re using him and he doesn’t even get it. Sad!”
Romney, who lost to former President Barack Obama in 2012, 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.”
“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.”) Romney spent time in France on a Mormon mission beginning in 1966.
Romney’s admission made “Pierre Delecto” a top “all day trending” Twitter hit.
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 all Monday.
Mike Huckabee, a GOP presidential candidate and former Arkansas governor, called Romney’s Twitter account “sad.”
“Hiding behind a pseudonym is what kids, cowards, couch potatoes, or perverts like ‘Carlos Danger’ do,” Huckabee tweeted.
But former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. John Kerry, a Democratic presidential nominee, also dipped into some French to add his approval tweeting, “Touché, Sénateur @MittRomney. J’approuve!”
Slate’s Ashley Feinberg was the first to discover Romney’s bogus account, after he alluded to it in an Atlantic profile.
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