Until yesterday, Jeb Bush was the only Republican presidential candidate who didn’t own a firearm. So when he finally purchased a (monogrammed) gun, he tweeted out a picture of it for all to see:
But since Mr. Bush’s sagging poll numbers have made him a longshot for the nomination, the media and the Internet at large simply viewed the tweet (and the gun purchase) as a desperate push for publicity. The New York Daily News laid into Mr. Bush on its front page this morning:
Some Twitter users responded to the gun tweet with cold, hard reality:
Others decided to show their creative sides, tweeting out hilarious pictures mocking Mr. Bush:
This isn’t the first time Mr. Bush has failed at social media—his campaign slogan “Jeb Can Fix It” also became an immediate Internet joke when it was unveiled in November.