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Internet cracks up at possible fake Mitt Romney Twitter account — and wants him to ‘run against Trump as Pierre Delecto’

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UPDATE: Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has confessed to the account being his. When an Atlantic reporter called to ask for comment and ask if he was the account, Romney replied, “C’est moi.”

Slate reporter Ashley Feinberg wrote that she may have discovered a secret Mitt Romney Twitter account under the name Pierre Delecto.

The Atlantic did a lengthy profile Sunday which included the tidbit that Romney, like former FBI Director James Comey, had a secret Twitter account.

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“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.”

According to Feinberg, the account joined the site in July of 2011, which was just prior to Romney’s announcement for president. Most of those he followed were political reporters or pundits.

It’s unknown if Pierre Delecto is, in fact, Romney, but he did his missionary trip in France. It’s unknown whether Ann Romney refers to her husband as “delecto.”

The name of the fake person prompted an outbreak of hilarity from Twitter, along with several people curious about Romney’s take on politics through his account.

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