Henry Ford’s Campaign to Make America Great Again

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In the 1924 presidential election, the most hyped candidate was an egotistical and fabulously wealthy businessman who many politicians did not believe would really run. 

That man was legendary carmaker Henry Ford, and the resemblance between his political un-career and Donald Trump’s is striking. 

Ford was impulsive, hated experts of any kind, and refused to commit to a platform, specific policies, or even a political party. Instead he ran—for Senate in 1918, and (kind of) for president in 1924—on his reputation as a captain of industry and force of nature. 




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