March 12, 2019 1:14 pm
Updated: March 12, 2019 1:20 pm

Mitt Romney celebrates birthday by awkwardly blowing out candles on Twinkie cake

ABOVE: Mitt Romney celebrated his birthday by awkwardly blowing out candles on his birthday cake one-by-one.

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U.S. Senator Mitt Romney celebrated his birthday by awkwardly blowing out candles on his birthday cake one-by-one.

The Utah senator’s staff surprised Romney with “a cake made out of my favourite snack—Twinkies!”

“Looking forward to all this year has in store,” the 72-year-old tweeted along with the video.

Video shows staff walking in with the cake, candles blazing, while singing “Happy Birthday.”

“Oh my goodness, what I’ve always wanted,” Romney said of the cake. “Holy cow. That’s fantastic! Wow! What are you guys going to have? Look at this.”

The senator begins to remove each candle one-by-one, blowing on them to snuff the flame.

“These are all wishes I’m doing,” the Twinkie-loving senator explained. “Look at all these wishes.”

Since Romney shared the video on social media, some people took issue with how the senator blew out the candles.

“Mitt Romney has been alive for 72 years and apparently has never seen a normal person blow out birthday candles,” reads a comment.

“If you think our politics is in trouble, just look at how Mitt Romney blows out birthday candles,” reads another.

“Who blows out candles like that?” another asked.

However, some came to Romney’s defence, saying the senator is trying not to spit all over the cake.

“I have to give him credit as much as it pains me. Blowing across food other people will eat does spread germs,” reads a comment.

“Love the way you did the candles, kindly germ free by not blowing on the cake!” another chimed in. “Thankfully though there were not 72 candles on it, as that could have taken a bit! Lol. Happy Birthday!”

“Gotta say, though. I admire avoiding the whole “spit all over the cake” technique,” reads another.

“Dude it’s still flu season. Respect for Mitt’s odd candle technique… sorry but I gotta defend here,” another said.

It was another gripping day in U.S. politics. Here’s a look at more reactions.

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