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Bill Clinton Tries To Devalue Historic First African-American Presidency By Noting, 'We're All Mixed-Race'

15/02/2016 19:46 | Updated 15 February 2016

“We’re all mixed-race people.” So said a former president on the 2016 campaign trail in Memphis on Monday.

Bill Clinton, possibly the whitest man on the planet, attempted to downplay Barack Obama’s status as the first African-American commander in chief, suggesting everyone has claim to African heritage.

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Bill: 'We're all mixed-race'

Stumping for his wife Hillary, who is currently vying with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party nomination, Bill said: “Unless your ancestors, every one of you, are 100 percent, 100 percent from sub-Saharan Africa, we are all mixed-race people.”

Clinton did note Obama had done a better job that he is often given credit for, but attacked the current president for not ending the partisanship in Washington.

“A lot of people say you don’t understand — it’s rigged now,” he said. “Yeah, it’s rigged now because you don’t have a president that’s a change-maker.”

Of course, his wife would be a great “change-maker,” he added.

Clinton’s musings are the latest offering in an increasingly burlesque presidential race in which it has already been claimed that an Old Testament figure built the Egyptian pyramids to store food, and Mexico is deliberately sending rapists across the border.

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