Jeb Bush, the Republican presidential candidate who is in the single digits, told The Huffington Post he would kill a baby Hitler if given the chance to go back in time.
“Hell yeah, I would!” the former Florida governor said while on the campaign trail in New Hampshire. “You gotta step up, man.”
“It could have a dangerous effect on everything else, but I’d do it — I mean, Hitler,” Bush added.
The question was posed by The New York Times Magazine. Most respondents said they would kill the baby who would grow up to become Der Fuhrer.
Gotta do it. https://t.co/xS3WwQDc1F
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) November 9, 2015
If given the chance, Jeb Bush might want to travel back in time and prevent his grandfather from helping Hitler become one of the most infamous dictators of the 20th century.
Prescott Bush, a Wall Street executive banker and Connecticut Senator, helped assist the Nazis through the Union Banking Corporation and Brown Brothers Harriman, an influential investment bank.
The bank held gold for the Nazis and acted as a clearing house for Fritz Thyssen, a German industrialist who supported the Nazi regime. In 1932 Thyssen and other industrialists signed a letter urging Paul von Hindenburg to appoint Adolf Hitler as chancellor. He also arranged a meeting of the Association of German Industrialists that raised 3 million marks for the Nazi Party. Thyssen was instrumental in Hitler’s effort to re-arm Germany. In 1941 Thyssen wrote a book titled “I Paid Hitler.”
Jeb Bush’s grandfather was also linked to Consolidated Silesian Steel Company, a company that used slave labor during the Second World War.
Prescott Bush was not deterred by the outbreak of the Second World War. It took the Trading with the Enemy Act and a seizure of the bank’s assets in 1942 to stop it from dealing with Thyssen and the Nazis.
If Jeb Bush found a way to travel back in time, he also might want to prevent J.P. Morgan, T. W. Lamont, the Rockefeller interests, General Electric Company, Standard Oil, National City Bank, Chase and Manhattan banks, Kuhn, Loeb and Company, and dozens of others from the financial and corporate elite supporting Hitler and the Nazis.