Jeb Bush Thinks Supergirl Is "Pretty Hot"

Congrats, Melissa Benoist.

Jeb Bush
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In a moment that will doubtless go down in the annals of political history, Jeb Bush revealed his crush on Supergirl during a campaign stop in Nevada. Unsurprisingly, it was super weird (not sorry for that pun).

When asked to name his favorite comic book hero, the Republican presidential hopeful said (opens in new tab), "I saw [an] when I was working out this morning. She looked kinda...she looked pretty hot."

The Supergirl in question is 27-year-old Melissa Benoist, who stars on CBS's upcoming series of the same name. Benoist's Supergirl will *hopefully* join the ranks of Agent Carter as a refreshingly feminist approach to the superhero canon, which makes Bush's arguably sexist comments feel a little tone-deaf. 

In related news, Dubya's brother also informed everyone that he wishes he owned Marvel, because he enjoys "the old-school guys like Batman." 

It's like, Jeb. Everyone knows Ben Affleck and the Ghost of His Beard belong to DC. Get your facts straight.

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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.