Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro wants everyone to know that he’s so pro-life, he wouldn’t even consider using a time machine to kill baby Hitler and hypothetically prevent the deaths of 70-85 million people during WWII.
Speaking at Friday’s anti-abortion rally March for Life on Friday at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Shapiro gave a rambling, repetitive rant about why he would not abort baby Adolf Hitler.
“The argument, I guess here, is that would you kill baby Hitler?” Shapiro said while seated in front of a computer on stage. “And the truth is that no pro-life person on earth would kill baby Hitler, because baby Hitler wasn’t Hitler, adult Hitler was Hitler. Baby Hitler was a baby. What you presumably want to do with baby Hitler is take baby Hitler out of baby Hitler’s house and move baby Hitler into a better house where he would not grow up to be Hitler, right? That’s the idea.”
Ben Shapiro at March for Life: "The truth is no pro-life person would kill baby Hitler. Baby Hitler was a baby." pic.twitter.com/PPgQcbWSrq
— jordan (@JordanUhl) January 18, 2019
Aa HuffPost notes, the crowd cheered after Shapiro said the words “baby Hitler” eight times in less than 30 seconds.
Not every conservative is on board with Shapiro. Jeb Bush said he would absolutely kill a baby Hitler during the 2016 campaign.
The hashtag #BabyHitler began trending on Twitter shortly after Shapiro’s rambling speech.
WTF? Ben Shapiro blabbers on about not killing baby hitler. This has to be dubbed- No one can really be this moronic? Oh wait I forgot- it is Ben Shapiro. https://t.co/LnPCdaOzpb
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) January 18, 2019
“i think we shouldn’t kill baby hitler, but a syrian baby? well that baby needs to pick themselves up by their bootstraps and get the hell out of my country we can’t risk it.”
— Hasan Piker (@hasanthehun) January 18, 2019
Nothing says you're gonna be on the right side of history like having more sympathy for Baby Hitler than you do for actual children at the border
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) January 18, 2019
Ben Shapiro is what stupid thinks smart sounds like. https://t.co/DFx693hO2q
— Quinn Cummings (@quinncy) January 18, 2019
*Ben Shapiro, walking out of a time machine, demanding baby Hitler debate him*
— maura quint (@behindyourback) January 18, 2019
I think Ben Shapiro has a good point.
We need to go back in time and take baby Ben Shapiro out of baby Ben Shapiro's house and move him into a better house where he wouldn't grow up to be Ben Shapiro.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) January 18, 2019
It's worth comparing the way Ben Shapiro chortled over the killing of Trayvon Martin with his solicitude for Baby Hitler (or the, as we call him in my house, the fetal Führer). https://t.co/scHASvNxzN
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) January 18, 2019
"Baby Hitler was a baby." – @benshapiro, intellectual.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) January 18, 2019