Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) had a secret lurker account on Twitter ― one with a really memorable pretend identify. 

Using clues from an Atlantic journal profile, Slate discovered that Romney’s lurker account was hiding underneath @qaws9876, however bearing the deal with: Pierre Delecto. Pierre is a French identify, equal to Peter in English. Delecto is Latin for “delight” or “charm,” in line with the Online Latin Dictionary. 

Romney confirmed the information ― in French ― when requested in a follow-up by the Atlantic. 

“C’est moi,” he was quoted as saying.  

Just call me Mitt... or Pierre Delecto.

Just name me Mitt… or Pierre Delecto.

The Twitter account has since been made personal.

While the account was created in 2011, it had little or no exercise on it aside from defending Romney from media figures, akin to when Soledad O’Brien slammed him for an “utter lack of a moral compass.” Romney ― or relatively, “Pierre Delecto” ― fired again that he was the one GOP senator to name out Trump on the Mueller report and “hit Trump on character time and again,” per screenshots taken by Slate.  

The account did have some very attention-grabbing “likes,” together with a tweet earlier this month suggesting the usage of the 25th Amendment to take away Trump from workplace: 

Romney has at the very least two energetic official accounts, a personal one in addition to one for his Senate office, together with some others, such because the TeamRomney account arrange for his 2012 presidential marketing campaign, which hasn’t tweeted since an election evening message that boasted about successful Indiana. 

The secret Twitter account revelation gave Romney extra consideration on Twitter than maybe he’s ever had. Just not underneath his personal identify. “Pierre Delecto” trended large time on Sunday night: 

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