Senator John McCain tweeted out a request for 74 more followers on Twitter to help him reach the three million follower milestone — instead, the anti-Trump senator found himself losing followers by the tens of thousands.
“We’re only 74 Twitter followers away from 3M – spread the word & help us reach this big milestone!” McCain tweeted on Monday afternoon.
We're only 74 Twitter followers away from 3M – spread the word & help us reach this big milestone!
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) December 4, 2017
Though McCain’s request was retweeted over 1,500 times, it did not have the desired results. Within hours, McCain’s follower count had dropped by roughly 5,000.
John McCain tweeted asking for 74 more followers so he can hit 3,000,000 and now he's down 5000. pic.twitter.com/TK2370MxXh
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) December 4, 2017
By Tuesday morning, Senator McCain was down a whopping 30,000 followers from where he had been before attempting to reach the big milestone. Within 15 hours of sending out the tweet, the outspoken Trump saboteur was down to 2,970,145 followers — and the number was continuing to fall.
The effort to mass-unfollow the senator was sparked by the left over his tax vote, but was cheered on by many members of the right who were sick of his pandering to the left for the past year.
You’ve lost 8,000 followers in the ~3 hours since you tweeted this.
— Mustang Zero Five (@MustangZeroFive) December 4, 2017
So watching John McCain lose followers in real time is way too much fun. 😂😂😂😂#UnfollowMcCain
Thanks for sharing @LanaLakke
You can watch too!https://t.co/x7L9uHh5sj
— Frederick Douglass (@gettinnoticedmo) December 4, 2017
Spreading the word how you sold out the people for a top heavy tax plan….too bad.
— whami412 (@whami412) December 4, 2017
As Americans began to organize under the hashtag #UnfollowMcCain, it appeared as though someone began to purchase him bot followers to mitigate the humiliation.
— 🌈RainbowRiotRambo🦄 (@Catrambo) December 4, 2017
After turning on Conservatives so many times — and now making enemies with his previous bedfellows on the left — perhaps John McCain’s failures will finally ignite a serious bipartisan discussion on term limits. See: George Soros, Clinton Ally Teneo Among Donors to McCain Institute
Should come as no surprise to anyone. John Mccain is a Swamp Rap! Swamp Creature!
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