Sen. McCain asks for Twitter followers to reach 3M, loses thousands

Sen. John McCain's plan didn't go as, well, planned Monday.

Arizona's senior senator tweeted asking for help reaching three million followers on the social media platform.

According to his tweet, McCain needed only 74 follows to reach the "big milestone." He asked his followers to spread the word.

Now, he's about 20,000 followers shy of the three million mark. The word was definitely spread, but not in the way McCain wanted. 

The hashtag #UnfollowMcCain was created resulting in a wave of angry Twitter users choosing to unfollow the senator. Many referenced his recent vote to approve the Senate tax bill.

The news also spread to the top of the Phoenix subreddit Tuesday with the same outrage.

"The irony of a politician asking for meaningless support while he failed to provide meaningful support just days earlier," one Redditor wrote. "Guess those 74 matter more than the general population."

There was no follow-up tweet from McCain whose followers continue to fluctuant around the 2.98 million mark.

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