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Jeb Bush found himself explaining a physiological impossibility after rival Donald Trump called attention to campaign leaflet sent by a Super Pac that depicted Bush with one black hand and a seemingly different physique.

The former governor of Florida and current candidate seeking the Republican nomination for the presidency is shown on the leaflet with his hands on his hips. While the right hand matches the color of his face, the left hand very obviously appears to belong to a black person.

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Trump, the billionaire businessman who has shaken up the Republican establishment has become known for speaking his mind, took to social media on Saturday to tease Bush about the photograph that appeared to be Photoshopped.

The so-called “Twitter-verse” exploded with mocking retweets within minutes of Trump’s tweet.

“Jeb Bush has a Photoshopped photo for an ad which gives him a black left hand and much different looking body. Jeb just can’t get it right!”

The campaign handout was prepared and sent by Right to Rise USA, a “super PAC” and distributed to 86,000 Iowans as Republican candidates continue to position themselves for that state's caucuses on February 1, 2016, traditionally the first step in the nominating process.

Right to Rise USA responded quickly by tweeting the original image and arguing that the coloring defect was created by lighting and shadows rather than inept Photoshopping.

That explanation, however, fails to address how an organization administering over $100 million in donations could have released the leaflet without someone – the graphic designer, the advertising team, an administrator or the candidate himself, having noticed the obvious flaw.

The embarrassment comes at a time when candidates are anxious to appear tech savvy to younger voters who have come of age in the digital world.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has struggled to find a balance between her lack of understanding about the use of use fax machines and the “wiping” of servers with the need at age 67 to be seen as up-to-date in the eyes of younger voters.

 

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