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President Donald Trump on Thursday praised the "good bloodlines" of Henry Ford.
He received criticism online for talking about the "bloodlines" of Ford, who had close ties to Adolph Hitler.
Jewish Action blasted it as "a dog-whistle to antiSemites and white nationalists."
Henry Ford was a Nazi sympathizer who wrote “The International Jew, the World’s Foremost Problem.” Hitler called… https://t.co/xkeDDJ8QxB— Bend the Arc: Jewish Action (@Bend the Arc: Jewish Action) 1590098184.0
Here's some of what others were saying about Trump's comments:
Spoiler: Ford was an anti-Semite and Nazi sympathizer. And Trump has praised him in the past. No reluctance. Make o… https://t.co/BSfgUwbyXr— David Corn (@David Corn) 1590095538.0
In 1918, Henry Ford purchased his hometown newspaper, The Dearborn Independent. A year and a half later, he began p… https://t.co/tZp5mztf2E— James Hohmann (@James Hohmann) 1590101261.0
You mean the part about him getting an award from the Nazis because Hitler liked his hot takes on the Jews? Those a… https://t.co/Toy44gK5IW— Jeff Dufour (@Jeff Dufour) 1590097903.0
Pure racist and anti-Semite. Portrayed accurately in recent "The Plot Against America." https://t.co/1i1rDRL9Qf— Greg Mitchell (@Greg Mitchell) 1590096759.0
Another wink and nod from Trump to his Nazi-base https://t.co/qjLKrAVBdG— Erin Maye Quade (@Erin Maye Quade) 1590095830.0
Trump really believes in this racial supremacy, bloodline, eugenics stuff https://t.co/wJSWKegztJ https://t.co/ovCADCgpau— Ryan Grim (@Ryan Grim) 1590103550.0
Henry Ford was an antisemite and a Nazi sympathizer https://t.co/QBo4JTgjFy— Mia Farrow (@Mia Farrow) 1590099285.0
Apparently Trump did Nazi the historical record of Henry Ford’s views on Jewish people. https://t.co/PYzoe9UqhX— Rex Huppke (@Rex Huppke) 1590095700.0