When former Florida Governor Jeb Bush tried to connect with voters by tweeting an image of a gun inscribed with his name and the caption "America." on Tuesday, he saw firsthand what happens when a tweet goes viral for the wrong reasons.
America. pic.twitter.com/TeduJkwQF3— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) February 16, 2016
Here’s what five journalists had to say.
True Detective season 3 is going to be a delightful emotional rollercoaster. pic.twitter.com/EjtxuJGJKh— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo) February 16, 2016
"JEB!" is the sound it makes when you shoot it. Special modification. https://t.co/GciQv2UHqE— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) February 16, 2016
I might have been a little impressed if the gun had been engraved "Pres. Jeb Bush."— Steve McPherson (@steventurous) February 16, 2016
Belgian gunmaker who manufactured firearm in Jeb Bush’s Twitter photo also made weapons for Nazis - https://t.co/BNwE3FihlT— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) February 17, 2016
This is basically a version of the self-posted picture that ended Anthony Weiner's political career... https://t.co/3P4QQIV2HP— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 16, 2016
The Daily News of New York was one of the media outlets that lampooned the tweet.