Trump praises Henry Ford’s ‘good bloodlines’ while touring Michigan manufacturing plant
- “Blood lines” were briefly the subject of President Donald Trump’s opening remarks during a tour of a Ford manufacturing facility in Ypsilanti, Mich. on Thursday.
- Trump has demonstrated a fascination with “genes” and family lineage before, such as when he compared himself to his uncle who taught at MIT.
- “The company founded by a man named Henry Ford,” Trump said. “Good blood lines, good blood lines, if you believe in that stuff, you’ve got good blood.”
- Some commenters online were quick to point to Henry Ford’s legacy which was later scrutinized over his collaboration with the German Nazi regime during WWII in addition to anti-Semitic writings.
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In an off-teleprompter riff Thursday, President Donald Trump praised Henry Ford’s “blood lines” during a tour of a Ford manufacturing facility in Ypsilanti, Mich.
The visit was ostensibly about the company producing personal protective equipment (PPE) to help with the nation’s coronavirus response.
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[Source: Business Insider]