CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tweeted a picture of a handgun with simply the word "America" in the caption, setting off social media.
Bush, in single digits in the polls for the Republican presidential primary in South Carolina, stopped by a gun manufacturer in Columbia, Ohio, on Tuesday and got a new FNX-45 pistol with his name engraved on it.
He tweeted a photograph of the gun at about 1:30 p.m., quickly drawing a steady stream of mockery across the Twitterverse.
America. pic.twitter.com/TeduJkwQF3— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) February 16, 2016
One woman responded, "sadly the gun with Jeb Bush engraved on it is already polling better than he is in South Carolina."
Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., tweeted a photo of two men getting married with the caption "America." Actor Wil Wheaton posted a photo of a container of brown water from Flint, Mich., next to a container of clear water from Detroit with the same caption. Others posted their own parodies featuring pet photos, a rat eating pizza and Homer Simpson binge eating in his underwear.