Viral Twitter Explodes on Jeb Bush Over This Photo of His Gun
People on social media sort of lost it after Jeb Bush tweeted a picture of a handgun that had his name engraved on it.
The former Florida governor attached just one word with the tweet: America.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) February 16, 2016
The tweet went out Tuesday afternoon and it generated a huge amount of responses, mostly from jokesters and gun control advocates.
— John Joseph Adams (@JohnJosephAdams) February 16, 2016
— Drunk Cobata (@GarciaHortolano) February 16, 2016
— BR24 (@BR24) February 17, 2016
— Joe Lycett (@joelycett) February 17, 2016
Meantime, the NY Daily News, in yet another cover mocking Republicans, called the tweet a "desperate" attempt to win votes ahead of South Carolina's crucial primary.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 17, 2016
Bush responded this morning on America's Newsroom, saying the gun had just been presented to him by a gun manufacturer in South Carolina after a town hall meeting with employees.
He said his tweet was simply meant to express appreciation for the gift and to highlight his longtime support for gun rights.
"I am an A-plus rated NRA governor. I got to act on my beliefs that the Second Amendment is an important part of our Bill of Rights," said Bush.
Watch Martha MacCallum's full interview with Bush above.