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Senator Mitt Romney allegedly wears a disguise when venturing out into public as a means to avoid Trump supporters.
This, according to excerpts from a new book titled, “This Will Not Pass,” written by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns.
Business Insider reports that Romney (R-UT) has been using an elaborate disguise when vacationing in Palm Beach, Florida where he owns a home.
And by ‘elaborate,’ we mean straight from the Marvel Universe school of disguises in which he’s been wearing hats while dining out in the wealthy town where former President Donald Trump also has a home.
“If he were recognized by Trump supporters there, there was a good chance he would be harassed,” a family friend told the authors.
— Bryan “As seen on Rachel Maddow” Schott (@SchottHappens) April 30, 2022
Mitt Romney’s Disguise
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The Salt Lake Tribune provides other interesting revelations from the book regarding Mitt Romney, crafty disguises aside.
According to the newspaper, Ann Romney, the Republican senator’s wife, says Trump’s feud with him has created such hostility amongst supporters that she has “severe doubts about whether any of their five sons could ever run for elected office as Republicans.”
A horrific fate, to be sure.
Last spring, Mitt Romney had boos and catcalls cascaded down upon him from well over 2,000 Republican delegates at the Utah Republican State Convention.
ICYMI: Here is Romney getting booed:pic.twitter.com/x7BVX2X5i9
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 3, 2021
The Republican Party in Weber County, Utah, issued a formal censure of Romney for his multiple votes to convict Trump during his impeachment trials.
Trump issued a statement around that time calling the Utah senator “a stone-cold loser!”
NEW Trump statement on Romney: “So nice to see RINO Mitt Romney booed off the stage at the Utah Republican State Convention. They are among the earliest to have figured this guy out, a stone cold loser!”
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) May 3, 2021
In recent news, Romney has …
- Blamed the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the Trump-touted concept of ‘America First.’
- Joined Democrats as the only Republican to vote against repealing the transportation mask mandate.
- Accused decorated Iraq War veteran and former Representative Tulsi Gabbard of being a Russian asset and spreading “treasonous lies.”
Gabbard demanded Romney resign over his comments.
“Senator Romney, please provide evidence that what I said is untrue and treasonous,” demanded Gabbard. “If you cannot, you should do the honorable thing: apologize and resign from the Senate.”
She later sent him a cease-and-desist letter and insisted he retract his statement.
When powerful, influential people make baseless accusations of treason, a crime punishable by death, in order to intimidate, silence and censor those who speak the truth, it has a chilling effect on our democracy. This cannot go unchecked. https://t.co/evoefpc0Yd
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) April 20, 2022
This isn’t the first time Mitt Romney has engaged in using disguises before.
The Senator also ran a fake Twitter account to attack Trump, using the name “Pierre Delecto.”
“As Delecto, Romney, who has become one of President Trump’s most vocal GOP critics, used the account to like critical tweets about the president, while also occasionally defending himself against detractors,” the Washington Post reported in 2019.
Wearing disguises in public while sporting an online alter ego at home is not very becoming of a sitting U.S. senator.
Are you sure he’s not just cosplaying Pierre Delecto, Man of Mystery?
What a lily livered loser. Takes a stand & can’t take the criticism. https://t.co/GBANvPYqrc
— Stacey – Gen X the Let’s Find Out Generation (@ScotsFyre) April 30, 2022
In all fairness, Romney’s use of a disguise may be somewhat warranted considering last January, some supporters of President Trump confronted Romney as he sat quietly at an airport waiting area, with others chanting “traitor” later on the airplane.
If only he had been wearing a hat at the time, this never would have happened.