Mitt Romney’s grandson is none other than Pierre Delecto for Halloween

He took on his grandfather's Twitter alter ego.


Sierra Juarez


Posted on Oct 31, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 12:03 am CDT

It’s that time of year again: when everyone dresses up as cats, vampires, and clowns–or like their grandpa’s secret Twitter account. This Halloween, Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-Utah) grandson dressed up as his grandfather’s Twitter alter ego Pierre Delecto.

In early October, Romney got busted for lurking on Twitter with a secret account under the guise “Pierre Delecto.” Using the account, the senator said he stayed up to date on political conversations. And, of course, he liked tweets about himself, including from an account that imagines Romney as the future president.

Slate reporter Ashley Feinberg, who’s known for also uncovering former FBI Director James Comey’s secret Twitter account, started poking around for Romney’s account after he mentioned it in an Atlantic interview. The reporter found the account after looking through the Twitter followers on his family members’ accounts.

When Feinberg asked the senator to confirm her speculations, Romney reportedly answered, “C’est moi” (it’s me). Romney then made the Twitter account private, but not before reporters took a few screenshots. All of his 10 tweets were responses to other people, mostly about himself.

Thomas Romney, the senator’s grandson, used the Twitter account for costume inspiration, complete with a Pierre Delecto name tag. And for the most part, Twitter loves it.

Thomas may have a hard time beating this costume next year.


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*First Published: Oct 31, 2019, 5:06 pm CDT