WATCH: Bill Clinton tells Memphis campaign rally ‘We are all mixed-race people’
For a long time, Bill Clinton was known in political circles as the “first black President” because his candidacy brought so many African American voters to the polls.
According to a video from the conservative New York Post from a Memphis, Tennessee rally this week, the former President told a rally of supporters for wife Hillary Clinton’s campaign that we’re all a little African American.
“The other thing I want to make a funny comment about is Steve Cohen’s remark that I was just a stand-in for the first black president,” Clinton told the crowd. “I’m happy to do that, but you know what else we learned from the human genome? We learned that unless your ancestors, every one of you, are 100%, 100% from sub-Saharan Africa, we are all mixed-race people.”
Clinton gave President Barack Obama credit for doing “a better job than he has gotten credit for,” when it comes to repairing the economy, but said that he was not doing enough to fix the problem with Washington gridlock.
“A lot of people say you don’t understand, it’s rigged now,” Clinton said. “Yeah, it’s rigged now because you don’t have a president that’s a change-maker.”
He then continued praising Hillary Clinton as “the best change-maker I’ve ever known…She’s always making something good happen,” he continued.
Watch the video below: