A Costly Tweet for Sen. John McCain

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    The internet reacting to Senator John McCain asking for more Twitter followers.

    FOX's Krystin Goodwin explains:

    On Monday Arizona Senator John McCain took to Twitter to ask followers for help posting:

    It backfired. Critics and Democrats used the Republican Senator's plea to take aim at him for supporting the GOP tax bill. They began using the hashtag '#UnfollowMcCain, claiming the bill mainly benefits large corporations and the wealthy.

    One tweeting: "Since you chose to care about only yourself and wealthy friends I chose to unfollow."

    Following his post, Senator McCain lost close to 20,000 Twitter followers.

    I'm Krystin Goodwin, FOX News.

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