Jeb Bush says he's "looking forward" to watching Supergirl
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Today in awkward news, Jeb Bush called 27-year-old Supergirl star Melissa Benoist “pretty hot.”

During a Q&A in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, an audience member asked the GOP presidential hopeful who his favorite superhero was.

“I kind of like the old-school guys, like Batman,” Bush, 62, said, before inserting his foot squarely in his mouth.

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Supergirl is on TV – I saw that when I was working out this morning,” he added, according to Entertainment Weekly. “There’s an ad promoting Supergirl. She looked kind of she looked pretty hot. I don’t know what channel it’s on, but I’m looking forward to that.”

After a pause he added, “That will make news.”