Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 9:03:09 pm
Anyone who knows how Twitter works could have predicted that Jeb Bush's tweet of a picture of a gun with the single word "America" would result in lots of mockery and laughter. A good time was had by all.
But tonight the Jeb campaign is having conniptions over CNN's report on said mockery, and demanding apologies: Bush campaign: CBS News report is 'inexcusable'.
"The network should apologize," Kristy Campbell, Bush's press secretary, told CNNMoney after the segment aired on Tuesday night's broadcast of the CBS Evening News.
In the report, CBS News correspondent Major Garrett said that social media was "abuzz" over a photo Bush had tweeted on Tuesday showing a firearm emblazoned with a personalized insignia that read, "Gov. Jeb. Bush."
"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 in South Carolina," Garrett reported.
In an email, Campbell described the report as tone-deaf and "inexcusable."
"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 wrote.
This is how you make an already embarrassing situation even more embarrassing. Way to go, Jeb.