Donald Trump is being slammed for yet another weird statement during a speech at a Ford Motor Company plant he was touring on Thursday. While talking about the car company, Trump praised founder Henry Ford for having what he called “good bloodlines.”

“In our lifetimes, the company founded by a man named Henry Ford―good bloodlines, good bloodlines―if you believe in that stuff,” he said before looking at executive chairman and great-grandson of the founder William Clay Ford. “You got good blood.”

This is probably the worst thing you could possibly say to praise Henry Ford, who was notorious for his antisemitism, which was so intense that his hateful writings attacking Jewish people were admired and praised by the Adolf Hitler. It doesn’t take a self-described genius to know that you shouldn’t speak positively about the “bloodlines” of a person like that.

Even Ford Motor Company has distanced itself from the image of its founder because everyone knows what a raging bigot Henry was.

This is somehow not the first time that Trump has cozied up to white supremacists in a speech. Everyone remembers the infamous “good people on both sides” comments following the 2017 neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.

Don’t forget that ex-wife Ivana Trump said that the president had a copy of My New Order, a collection of Hitler’s speeches, in a cabinet by his bed, and witnessed him reading it on multiple occasions.

Suffice it to say that the overwhelming reaction among people who are not die-hard Trump supporters was negative, with some, including prominent Jewish organizations, calling his comments an antisemitic dog whistle.

He won’t apologize.

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*First Published: May 22, 2020, 1:08 pm