Jeb Bush is running far behind in every Republican party poll for the presidency, and it seems he's getting a bit desperate in his chase for votes. The former Florida governor today, seemingly in an overwhelming rush of pride for his country -- or in some play to get the support of the powerful gun lobby -- posted this tweet:
America. pic.twitter.com/TeduJkwQF3— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) February 16, 2016
And got absolutely eviscerated for it, instantly.
Also, what's the message here?— Imraan Siddiqi (@imraansiddiqi) February 16, 2016
Is he threatening to shoot America?
I condemn this. pic.twitter.com/qYoernxY59
NO JEB DON'T DO IT! YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO LIVE FOR! https://t.co/O2zJUORZg1— joe mande (@JoeMande) February 16, 2016
People were very confused.
I mean, is this literally a threat?— M.G. Siegler (@mgsiegler) February 16, 2016
"Elect me, America. Or else." https://t.co/PWV72Qr4Y9
Pretty sure that's a vacuum cleaner attachment pic.twitter.com/kjWJQM8LTE— Mezrahi, Samir (@samir) February 16, 2016
There were the embarrassing references:
And the recent political references:
Then the serious ones:
Even a bunch of Aussies got in on the act.
Australia. pic.twitter.com/vrki9lfnAR— Mark Pesce (@mpesce) February 16, 2016
Australia pic.twitter.com/A0UlbF7aaR— Rhys Anthony McCaig (@mccaig) February 16, 2016
Australia. pic.twitter.com/CEZ0HdYmyT— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) February 16, 2016
Like, Australians really got into this one.
Australia pic.twitter.com/SQeE16GXCa— Rohan Pearce (@rohan_p) February 16, 2016
Australia. pic.twitter.com/vArsfzOPgd— rattus rattus (@the_aeolist) February 16, 2016
Australia. pic.twitter.com/St4wfOJkT4— BuzzFeedOz Politics (@BuzzFeedOzPol) February 16, 2016
Jeb's ill-advised photo comes just days after more bizarre gun Tweets from manufacturer Glock. Because, who wouldn't want to get a cardboard heart box filled with bullets for Valentine's Day?
Sorry Jeb. Looks like this one was a backfire.