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Bobby Jindal, was it ever really your time to shine?

Republican candidate Bobby Jindal announced he's suspending his candidacy for president. Mutual consensus on Twitter: "Jindal, who?"

Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal announced earlier today that he is dropping out of the race for president, citing “it’s not my time:”

From the very beginning of his campaign, Jindal has faced harsh criticism and mockery.

In his campaign launch speech, he totally white-washed himself, saying: “We are not Indian-Americans, African-Americans, Irish-Americans, rich Americans, or poor Americans. We are all Americans.” Jindal’s parents immigrated to the United States 45 years ago, which, by most accounts, makes him an Indian-American. The hashtag #BobbyJindalissoWhite trended in response to his statement.

Jindal’s habit of throwing away his identity started at a young age, though. His first name used to be “Piyush,” before he changed it to “Bobby” after one of the characters on The Brady Bunch as a child.

Besides being ashamed of his own identity, Jindal’s political stances have been labelled as “anti-everything.”

Recently, his musings on the unrest at the University of Missouri  involved him calling political correctness on college campuses “laughable” and those in support of PC “intellectual toddlers.”

Besides being racist, Jindal made it no secret that he has a major problem with Muslims.  A major crux of Jindal’s platform is the fight against “radical Islam.” Earlier this year, he found himself in hot water after saying Western countries harbored “no-g0 zones” – areas in which  “non-assimilationist Muslims establish enclaves and carry out as much of Sharia law as they can.” Fox News later apologized on his behalf for his baseless comments.

In light of the recent Paris Attacks, Jindal has taken an extremely controversial step towards barring Syrian refugee relocation:

In spite of all the controversy, Jindal has pulled out of the race.

Mutual consensus on Twitter: “Jindal, who?”