Sen. Mitt Romney admits to being behind 'Pierre Delecto' Twitter account

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The account also followed all of Romney's children who are on Twitter and several former advisers, according to Slate.

Coppins later checked in with Romney to ask about Pierre Delecto, and Romney responded, "C'est moi".

Huckabee, who served as the governor of Arkansas, criticized Romney as well. In just the past few weeks, he has denounced the president's attempts to solicit dirt on political rivals from foreign governments as "wrong and appalling"; suggested that his fellow Republicans are looking the other way out of a desire for power; and condemned Trump's troop withdrawal in Syria as a "bloodstain on the annals of American history".

The account has since been locked. He appears to have used his account nearly exclusively to read the tweets of the people he followed.

Slate noted that Pierre Delecto's first follower was Romney's oldest son, Tagg.

Sen. Mitt Romney arrives for a briefing in the U.S. Capitol, April 30, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

#PierreDelecto started trending nationally across Twitter early Monday, beginning with confusion and quickly evolving to become the joke of the day.

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Why did Romney use a secret account?

The former presidential candidate said he had a burner account - "What do they call me, a lurker?" he asked the publication - as a way to stay in the mix online while keeping his presence on the down-low. Others were reportedly mostly tweets about Romney in general, as well as a number from George Conway, the outspoken conservative Trump critic and husband of Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway.

"This can't be retweeted enough", read the tweet that Romney liked, which contained a throwback clip of Graham saying of Clinton, "A president who doesn't comply with Congressional requests for information is subject to impeachment".

Similarly, former CNN anchor and current talk show host Soledad O'Brien commented on Romney's "utter lack of a moral compass" for considering not endorsing Trump in 2020.

That's when Romney revealed his secret Twitter habit. The origins of his alter ego remain unexplained. He regularly "liked" Mitt Romney's posts. "It's so illegitimate, ' Trump said, a day before House committees are to hear from a top career diplomat who was overseeing the US embassy in Ukraine and complained about the 'crazy" idea of linking military aid to an investigation that would help Trump.

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