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Would you like to see John Dingell read mean tweets about himself?

Jul 17, 2015

John and Debbie Dingell
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

I sure would.

"Mean Tweets" is a popular segment on the Jimmy Kimmel late-night TV show.

Kimmel has convinced famous movie stars and even the president of the United States to read mean tweets about themselves in front of a camera.

Now, John Dingell has a bet with his wife, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, that she can't get 5,000 Twitter followers by Sunday.

But if she does, he'll read mean tweets about himself, Jimmy Kimmel-style, and post the video online.

The 89-year old Dingell acquired an avid fan base for his witty tweets in his last few years in office. He now has about 28,000 followers.

"He's so good at Twitter," enthused the congresswoman at an event in Ann Arbor on Friday.  "I want to get as good as he is."

John Dingell's Twitter handle is @JohnDingell. Debbie Dingell's Twitter handle is @RepDebDingell.

You know what to do.