While discussing ways to bolster middle class America, Obama lavished praise on Ford, the publisher of “The International Jew,” an anti-Semitic set of pamphlets that were written and distributed by the automotive innovator in the 1920’s.
“It goes back to what Henry Ford understood when he decided to pay higher wages to his workers: that meant those workers on the assembly line making those Model T’s could end up buying those cars,” Obama told Rolling Stone, a magazine best known for purveying anti-vaccine claptrap. “That’s how we grew a middle class.”
Ford spent much of his free time in the 1920s penning articles that perpetuated anti-Semitic myths about global Jewish dominance.
Obama held a $250-a-plate fundraiser for about 600 supporters earlier this year at the Henry Ford Museum, located in Dearborn, Mich.
The Obama campaign has received criticism for touting the endorsements of multiple rabbis and other figures who have campaigned against Israel.
The administration also took heat for failing to cut ties with the liberal Media Matters for America, which faced charges of anti-Semitism for its promotion of the term “Israel firster,” a borderline anti-Semitic term that implies Jewish Americans are putting the interests of the Jewish state before America.