Bush Mocked After He Tweets Photo Of Handgun With Caption ‘America’


Following a visit to a gun manufacturer in South Carolina on Tuesday, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday tweeted an image of a gun engraved with his name and the caption “America,” inviting mockery on Twitter.

Twitter users followed suit with their own images of “America.”

Bush’s campaign called on CBS News to apologize after a reporter described some of the mockery aloud on air.

“There were some people who were supportive, but many said, ‘Your campaign is dying. Please, Governor Bush, don’t take your own life.’ Only in jest, but it shows you how painful things have become for Bush here in South Carolina,” CBS’ Major Garrett said on air, according to a clip recorded by Mediaite.

Kristy Campbell, a spokeswoman for Bush, told CNN on Tuesday that CBS “should apologize.”

“In addition to the mainstream-media’s total lack of understanding when it comes to gun rights and gun culture, it is absolutely inexcusable to make light of suicide,” Campbell said.