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Jeb Bush says "hell yeah" he'd time travel to kill baby Hitler, given the chance

Bush was asked the question by The Huffington Post

(CNN) —  

Given the opportunity, Jeb Bush says he’d go back in time and kill baby Hitler.

“Hell yeah, I would!” the former Florida governor told The Huffington Post. “You gotta step up, man.”

Bush said he knows there’s no way to predict how the course of human history would change – and whether World War II could have been avoided – had the eventual German dictator never escaped infancy.

The question came from a poll from New York Times magazine.

“It could have a dangerous effect on everything else, but I’d do it – I mean, Hitler,” Bush said.