- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson fell victim to the latest Internet meme Tuesday night when he was asked by an SB Nation reporter if he’d “abort baby Hitler.”

“As the most anti-Hitler, but also the most anti-abortion candidate, would you abort baby Hitler?” the reporter asked Mr. Carson following the fourth GOP presidential primary debate in Milwaukee.

“I’m not in favor of aborting anybody,” Mr. Carson answered without skipping a beat, despite audible gasps around him.

“Not even Hitler? OK. Pro-Hitler,” the reporter retorted, before Mr. Carson moved onto the next reporter’s question.

This comes after fellow GOP candidate Jeb Bush told the Huffington Post that “hell yeah” he would kill baby Hitler if he could go back in time.

The question initially arose when The New York Times Magazine polled readers last month and found that a plurality of respondents said they would kill Hitler as a baby.

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