Arizona’s John McCain, arguably the most anti-Trump Republican senator in Congress, recently begged for three million followers on Twitter. He was only 74 away from his goal. Then, he got some very bad news.
Around noon on Monday, McCain tweeted a call to action requesting help from his audience. “We’re only 74 Twitter followers away from 3M – spread the word & help us reach this big milestone,” he tweeted. Doing the math, that means he was sitting pretty with 2,999,926 followers at the time. At the moment, he has 2,993,757 followers and the number is rapidly declining as people see an opportunity to tell McCain what they think of him.
We're only 74 Twitter followers away from 3M – spread the word & help us reach this big milestone!
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) December 4, 2017
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
— Jonathan Nichols (@wvualphasoldier) December 4, 2017
Unfollowed John McCain because I thought there was hope for him. I was as wrong about him as I was about parachute pants, Windows 8, and MySpace. https://t.co/rGpKWlqXno
— Deadpool #Resists🕊 (@DeadpoolResists) December 4, 2017
This is a priority of yours? But screwing over Americans by voting yes on the TaxScam bill is no big deal? WTH has happened to you? You've fully crossed over to the shallow, selfish, dark side. SMH.
— Sara Tonyn 🌊 #StrongerTogether (@Sara_Tonyn) December 4, 2017
.@SenJohnMcCain I wish you the best of health, but I'm unfollowing based on your decision to vote for #GOPTaxScam which was NOT done in the regular order of business as per your reasoning for no on health care. #UnfollowMcCain https://t.co/3bBK2U5K99
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) December 4, 2017
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Only 45 percent of McCain’s followers are believed to be authentic anyways. Compare that to Trump, who commands a notorious bot army. 52 percent of Trump’s followers are believed to be real, giving him the advantage.
Humans and bots have united under a common agenda — “Ner ner ner ner ner ner.”
McCain needs to be focused on what matters, not Twitter followers.
People are tired of seeing their elected representatives doing dumb things.
If McCain were up for re-election in 2018, he wouldn’t stand a chance!