Jeb Bush, at a stop in West Palm Beach to speak to the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches on Monday, took time to discuss one of the hottest issues on the 2016 campaign trail: selfies.
Bush, who got standing ovations at both ends of his talk, took on a question about the ubiquitous “selfie,” saying it’s “now the 11th Amendment of the Bill of Rights. It’s inspired by our framers and founders, apparently. It’s a requirement that you take one. And I do it with great joy in my heart.”
He gave a tutorial, showing that a diagonal angle is better than a horizontal one, and that high is better than low because “you look skinnier.”
Bush’s comments almost immediately went viral.
CNN posted an article titled “Jeb Bush’s guide to selfies on the 2016 trail.”
The New York Times headline on Bush’s time in West Palm Beach said “Jeb Bush Succumbs to Selfie Craze and Offers Tips on Selfie Etiquette.”
Bush even tweeted video of what he called “a master class” on taking a selfie.
For what it’s worth, Bush isn’t the only candidate rocking the selfie on the campaign trail. As supporters have more access to social media than in any presidential campaign before, candidates have latched onto the concept.
A few examples from the past year: