With Jeb flashing his gun on Twitter, the GOP race enters Freudian territory.

Jeb Bush posted a very strange tweet showing a photograph of a gun with his name on it. The only comment he included was “America.” 

It’s hard to interpret this tweet as anything other than a response to the constant emasculation that Bush has suffered at the hands of Donald Trump. The real estate mogul has spent months cutting Bush down with insults that suggested the former Florida governor was less than a man.

Huffington Post reporter Paul Blumenthal found an apposite quote from Freud: “It is quite unmistakable that all weapons and tools are used as symbols for the male organ.” 

But in showing off the size of his gun, Bush has made himself an even sadder figure.