Over the weekend, ladies and gentlemen, 72-year-old Utah Senator Mitt Romney, former presidential candidate for the Republicans has confirmed his ‘secret’ Twitter account…kind of. He reveals he made the account to defend his own name and criticized President Trump under the radar using an alias name. Way to be a team player Mitt Romney. Following Romney’s admittance, the account was made private Sunday night. Trump is outraged but not surprised, slamming Romney at a Cabinet meeting on Monday afternoon, portraying the Republican lawmaker as disloyal. “They’re vicious, and they stick together,” Trump referring to Democrats. “They don’t have Mitt Romney in their midst. They don’t have people like that.”
Leading up to uncovering the secret Twitter account was the published article by McKay Coppins, author of The Atlantic, describing Mitt Romney as a rebellious senator. In the one on one interview with Romney, McKay brought up the tweet and hashtag #IMPEACHMITTROMNEY that President Trump started earlier this month, and his response was.
“That’s kind of what he does,” Romney stated while he shrugged. He disclosed that he uses a secret Twitter account to be a “lurker” to keep tabs on the political conversation. However, Romney would not release the name; he did, however, drop a clue he said he was following about 700 people. He also mentioned some of the accounts he follows, including journalists, late-night comedians, and athletes. Trump was not one among them. “He tweets so much,” Romney complained, comparing the president to one of his nieces who overshares on Instagram.
Following the interview, McKay published the article, and once Ashley Feinberg, author from Slate, read the details of the conversation, she immediately took to Twitter. She was determined to locate the account that has been under wraps. The profile was not hard to find. According to Feinberg, in just a few clicks, she came across Allie Romney Critchlow. She had only 481 followers, making it easy for Feinberg to go through the followers; Feinberg was then able to locate the public Twitter account. The profile followed about the same number of people Romney had mentioned to The Atlantic. The account was created back in July 2011 just after Romney announced his presidential run. The social media profile followed all of the Romney’s family, and many campaign accounts from the Romney run back in 2012, including political reporters. The account also liked several tweets that were against Trump. Including one supporting the 25th Amendment in reply to President Trump’s recent judgments on Syria and Turkey. Romney also liked criticism of both Newt Gingrich and Hillary Clinton.
Romney admitted his feelings for the president. “We certainly can’t have presidents asking foreign countries to provide something of political value. That is, after all, against the law.” Romney is also part of a group of Republican lawmakers who condemned Trump’s choices. For one, the removal of the U.S. troops from Syria, enabling Turkish forces to strike on the Kurds, who fought with the U.S. against Islamic terrorists. While on the Senate floor last week, Mitt Romney accused Trump of abandoning “an ally.” He continued, “what we have done to the Kurds will stand as a bloodstain in the annals of American history.”
When asked in question about the account that was found, Romney’s response was rather vague.
With all of the hostility from Romney, Trump fired back on Monday, at Utah’s Senators’ remarks stating. Democrats, “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.” This isn’t the first of the president’s thoughts regarding Mitt Romney, at the beginning of October, POTUS tweeted.