Arizona Sen. John McCain took a few seconds out of his day to stop bashing President Trump and decided to beg the nation for Twitter followers.
McCain was just 74 followers shy of three million overall – which was his target.
What happened next was something he definietly didn’t see coming.
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
More from Mashable:
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.”
SocialBlade currently shows McCain at 2.98 million followers:
While the left was enamored with him for killing a ‘skinny repeal’ of Obamacare earlier this year, many progressives now want McCain to die for voting in favor of the GOP’s recently passed tax-cut bill.
— David (@happy_skeptic) December 2, 2017
Die a slow and agonizing death you backstabbing traitor
— MiSt526 (@Mi_St526) December 2, 2017
— Paul Osborne (@PaulMakesMovies) December 2, 2017
I hope you die @SenJohnMcCain.
— TrumpPoopsHisPants (@ShimmerSkyRik) November 30, 2017
— Chuck Heffernan (@chuckheffernan) December 2, 2017
@SenJohnMcCain i hope the cancer painfully robs you of your mind and your family suffers during your slow deterioration
— Cops👏Murder👏Kids (@mk_619_) December 2, 2017
Do the right thing and die you fucking coward @senjohnmccain
— German for "the, John McCain, the" (@xieish) December 1, 2017
It’s always the party of peace and tolerance that calls for the death of others. Funny how that works.
McCain on Hillary Clinton…
From NY Post:
Sen. John McCain said Hillary Clinton erred in writing her account of the 2016 presidential race so quickly and noted her problem is that “she doesn’t have anything to do.”
“One of the almost irresistible impulses you have when you lose is to somehow justify why you lost and how you were mistreated: ‘I did the right thing! I did!’ The hardest thing to do is to just shut up,” the Arizona Republican told Esquire magazine in an interview published Sunday .
McCain said she can’t change anything, so why is she going on?
“What’s the f–king point? Keep the fight up? History will judge that campaign, and it’s always a period of time before they do. You’ve got to move on,” he said in the interview. “This is Hillary’s problem right now: She doesn’t have anything to do.”
Hillary Clinton has been trying to shop her book, “What Happened,” which was released in September, less than a year after her stunning loss to Donald Trump.
She’s done multiple interviews blaming all kinds of people for her loss including Bernie Sanders, James Comey, the Russians, and white women.
And she just hasn’t been able to move on, somehow still seeming to hope that it can be overturned.
Clinton even called the election illegitimate in an interview with Mother Jones…
From Real Clear Politics:
Look, this is the first time we have ever been attacked by a foreign adversary, and then they suffer no real consequences. And so, I’m worried that we’re not learning all the lessons –that is why I wrote the book– because I want people to at least understand what I saw as the factors, including shortcomings of myself and my campaign.
But the forces at work outside my campaign are not going away. Somebody else is going to be running for Congress, governor, and eventually president. We have to know how to protect ourselves.
BERMAN: So you have a lot of questions about the legitimacy of the election?
CLINTON: I do, sure. As we learn more about it, we know that the web of connections between people on Trump’s team and Russian representatives just gets more and more dense.
McCain is right. Hillary needs to shut up and disappear.
H/T: Right Scoop
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]