Bill Clinton still wants to be known as America’s “first black president.”
The former president downplayed President Obama’s historic presidency, telling a Memphis crowd Friday everyone has some African ancestry.
“Unless your ancestors, every one of you, are 100 percent, 100 percent from sub-Saharan Africa, we are all mixed-race people,” he said, according to reports.
Clinton credited Obama for doing “a better job than he has gotten credit for,” but chided the current president for doing little to end Washington gridlock.
“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.”
He praised Hillary Clinton for being “the best change-maker I’ve ever known.”
“She’s always making something good happen,” he added.
Bill Clinton has hit the campaign trail in recent months to boost his spouse’s presidential prospects as the primary season rolls onward.