This is one of those stories that is so weird that if you made it up, no one would believe you.
Mitt Romney has apparently been creeping around on Twitter using an account named Pierre Delecto, which he used to defend himself and bash Trump supporters.
This was revealed in The Atlantic:
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.” (After this story was published, Slate identified a Twitter account using the name Pierre Delecto that seemed to match the senator’s description of his lurker account. When I spoke to Romney on the phone Sunday night, his only response was, “C’est moi.”)
Is this a little strange, or what? And he used the account to go after Trump supporters. Unreal.
The real story is the Pierre Delecto account was a steady stream of hate-bashing Trump supporters
This, from the US senator who is supposed to stand up for ‘decency’
Now we know what they really think about us and our families
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 21, 2019
What’s the French for “pathetic loser?”
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) October 21, 2019
Apparently #PierreDelecto is now in flagrante delecto! Can you believe we once nominated this prissy self-obsessed invertebrate?
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) October 21, 2019
Have we entered the Twilight Zone, or what?