August 15, 2016
Before George W. Bush was president, the 50-year-old Texas governor was photographed with a Western Lowland gorilla named Kayla.
Normally, this wouldn’t raise an eyebrow — simply a nice PR photoshoot for the candidate. Except for one thing, Kayla is Harambe’s Mother.
No, this not a joke. No, this is no Photoshopped image. What it is, is pure gold for the Bush trolls on the internet.
Harambe, as you may remember, is the 17-year-old gorilla who become a hero posthumously after his tragic, controversial death: he was shot when a three-year-old boy climbed into his cage at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Harambe fans say the gorilla died unjustly trying to protect the boy. Jane Goodall says otherwise.
Either way, these newly emerged July 1996 photos of Bush with Harambe’s mother from have caused a Twitter storm from the “Bush did 9/11 crowd":
Guys, please stop tweeting at me about harambe. I don't know if it was an inside job, if Bush did it, or anything else for that matter.— Norm Kelly (@norm) August 11, 2016
Harambe did bush— Brian Ruff (@BRuffles22) August 6, 2016
bush tell me the truth did u kill harambe pic.twitter.com/eGEbzQX0o7— Ｉ＇ＬＬ ＫＥＥＰ ＣＯＭＩＮＧ (@zawaru2) August 6, 2016
Of course Bush is involved, because how could he not be? He’s George “Dub-ya” Bush.
Rest in Peace, Harambe. Know that your death is being thoroughly investigated to the far corners of the internet.