Recent Trump comments echo pre-Holocaust eugenicsPosted by Thomas Bush / September 22, 2020
Scholars of the Holocaust have expressed dismay over recent comments made by Donald Trump, in which he expressed racial-thinking reminiscent of the eugenics movement. The eugenics movement, a pseudoscientific theory of genetics, helped make the Holocaust possible by offering a medical justification for the extermination of all non-Aryan peoples.
Here’s the comment in question, made during a speech described (like many of his speeches) as rambling: “This state was pioneered by men and women who braved the wilderness and the winters to build a better life for themselves and for their families. They were tough, and they were strong. You have good genes, you know that, right? You have good genes. A lot of it’s about the genes isn’t it, don’t you believe? The racehorse theory you think was so different? You have good genes in Minnesota.”