As President Trump was getting Americans riled up for the big Independence Day celebration, Jeb Bush had other ideas in mind.
The failed presidential candidate shocked the nation by publishing a bizarre tweet linking an article about presidents who had died on July 4.
Three Presidents Die on July 4th: Just a Coincidence? https://t.co/DzcgWpC83y
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 4, 2019
After Bush sent out his tweet, the backlash was immediate and ferocious.
Some took his tweet as an affront to the country itself while others consider the tweet to be a direct threat to President Donald Trump.
It was as though Bush was almost hoping Trump would drop dead during his speech.
Presidential Deaths on Independence Day
The deaths to which the article was referring were those of Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe.
All three were both Founding Fathers and Presidents. Both Adams and Jefferson passed away on July 4, 1826. James Monroe would die five years later on July 4, 1831.
Conspiracy theorists have run wild with speculation about these deaths for years, but the fact they passed on Independence Day is nothing more than coincidence.
One might even make the assumption dying on this day provided their families with some solace.
To know they were passing on the very day celebrated as the birth of the country they founded seems fitting, in a way.
Bush’s motive for the tweet, however, remains to be seen. Was Bush privately wishing ill-will on Trump or was he just pointing out a historical fact?
That is up to the people of this country to decide.