Jeb Bush’s ‘America’ Gun Tweet Criticized and Parodied on Social Media

Jeb can't fix this

At this point, it looks like Jeb Bush just doesn't care anymore.

At this point, it looks like Jeb Bush just doesn’t care anymore. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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.

Jeb Bush’s ‘America’ Gun Tweet Criticized and Parodied on Social Media