Arizona Senator John McCain has spent the last year betraying the Republican Party by repeatedly speaking out against President Donald Trump. Now, this has come back to bite him in a huge way.
Tuscon.com reported that a desperate McCain took to Twitter on Monday morning to beg for more followers, saying that he was only 74 followers away from 3 million. Unfortunately for McCain, however, Twitter users immediately responded by unfollowing McCain, with him losing thousands of followers in just a few hours.
“We’re only 74 Twitter followers away from 3M – spread the word & help us reach this big milestone!” McCain tweeted out at 10:27 a.m. Monday morning.
We're only 74 Twitter followers away from 3M – spread the word & help us reach this big milestone!
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) December 4, 2017
The internet did indeed spread the word, but not in the way McCain was hoping. The hashtag #UnfollowMcCain went viral, and a mass unfollowing ensued. By 4:30, six hours after McCain’s original tweet was posted, he had lost more than 17,000 followers on Twitter.
McCain has backed himself into a corner, as Republicans can’t stand him for his treatment of Trump and for his take down of the Obamacare repeal. Meanwhile, Democrats have turned on McCain for his recent support of the GOP tax reform bill. This has left him with virtually no supporters left.
This comes after The Hill reported that in a new interview, McCain ripped into Trump, saying that he doesn’t think the president has “principles and beliefs.”
“I don’t agree with the way he’s conducting his presidency, obviously,” McCain told Esquire. “He’s an individual that unfortunately is not anchored by a set of principles. I think he’s a person who takes advantage of situations.”
He went on to say that Trump was “successful” as a builder and an entrepreneur.
“But I don’t think he has the fundamental underpinnings of principles and beliefs,” McCain said. “I don’t think there was any doubt about his views toward me. But I’m a loyal Republican.”
Twitter users, however, fired back at McCain by letting him know that they have had enough of seeing him bash our president.
John McCain is the actual opportunist. He is more than happy to vote against Trump’s agenda, all out of spite and to curry favor with the Never Trump crowd.
He lied about wanting to repeal Obamacare and has repeatedly stabbed conservatives in the back.
— 😎John🕵🏻♂️Desantis🇺🇸 (@Trumpfan1995) November 27, 2017
McCain’s words ring hollow- angry unhappy pathetic soul..Trump is vibrant, effective & triumphing, get over it!
— Martha Prado Jones (@Mardijones28) November 27, 2017
McCain! Besides WAR CRIMINAL CRIMINAL PARDONED CONVICTED FELON TRAITOR AND RAT ! . What ELSE ? . Can we expect out of Him ?. pic.twitter.com/8h1ve8Cf0Z
— Juan Puertas (@juanmpuertas) November 27, 2017
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