On his birthday, Twitter mocks Mitt Romney for the way he blows out his candles

USA TODAY

Sen. Mitt Romney shared video of himself celebrating his 72nd birthday on Tuesday and was rewarded with social media mockery. 

Twitter users pounced on two aspects of Romney's post about the surprise cake given to him by staffers: 1) Romney's favorite snack is Twinkies and 2) He has a very unusual method of blowing out birthday candles. 

"My team surprised me with a cake made out of my favorite snack – twinkies! Looking forward to all this year has in store," Romney tweeted along with the video. The Utah Republican seemed genuinely thrilled at the surprise, laughing happily as his staff sings "Happy Birthday." 

"Look at that! Holy cow!" Romney says as he eyes his cake, constructed with a couple dozen vertically arranged Twinkies that are topped with birthday candles. 

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