Romney earns rants and raves for secret Twitter name

Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyJon Huntsman expected to run for governor in Utah Trump Jr's 'Triggered' debuts at No. 1 on NY Times bestseller list Club for Growth extends advertising against House Dems over impeachment MORE’s (R-Utah) confirmation that he used an anonymous Twitter account has drawn praise, criticism and laughs.


Some Republicans, including President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE’s son Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr's 'Triggered' debuts at No. 1 on NY Times bestseller list GOP motions to subpoena whistleblower University of Florida student government president faces impeachment over Trump Jr. appearance MORE, jabbed Romney for anonymously critiquing the media under the Twitter pseudonym Pierre Delecto, which the Utah senator acknowledged owning on Sunday.

The anonymous account apparently tweeted in Romney's defense at journalists and detractors.

“They’re using him and he doesn’t even get it. Sad!” Trump Jr. tweeted.  

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) described the senator’s previously unknown Twitter account as “sad” too.

“Hiding behind a pseudonym is what kids, cowards, couch potatoes, or perverts like 'Carlos Danger' do,” Huckabee tweeted, referring to the pseudonym former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) used to send explicit photos.

Radio host Mark LevinMark Reed LevinFox News to move Mark Levin's Sunday show to 8 pm Trump: 'No reason to call witnesses' in impeachment probe Romney earns rants and raves for secret Twitter name MORE asked if Romney was 14 years old.

Others, though, had more positive reactions to Romney’s revelation, including former Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryThe Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary Democrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal GOP senators press State Department for Hunter Biden, Burisma records MORE, who responded in French that he approved.

Jonah Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, took pride in the fact that Pierre Delecto follows him on Twitter.

Jon Favreau, a speechwriter for former President Obama, jumped in and said, “It gives me no pleasure to report that I will be laughing at Trump’s first Pierre Delecto tweet.”

CNN host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperRepublicans, Democrats brace for first public testimony in impeachment inquiry Johnson dismisses testimony from White House officials contradicting Trump as 'just their impression' Saagar Enjeti: Harris campaign 'is failing because she doesn't stand for anything' MORE brought past pseudonyms of President Trump and Weiner into the conversation with the beginning of a bar joke.

Slate’s Ashley Feinberg discovered the account after the senator mentioned in a Sunday profile in The Atlantic that he used a private Twitter account to keep tabs on politics in the social media sphere.