Bill Clinton: Hillary a ‘change-maker’
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Former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonMueller’s probe doesn't end with a bang, but with a whimper Mark Mellman: History’s judgment Congress should massively ramp up funding for the NIH MORE on Friday said that his wife is a "change-maker" capable of following in the footsteps of President Obama.

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"She's the best change-maker I've ever known," he said at a rally in Memphis, Tenn.

The former presdient also said Obama often gets unfairly criticized.

“A lot of people say, ‘Oh, well, you don’t understand, it’s different now. It’s rigged,’” Clinton said at a rally in Memphis, Tenn.

“'Yeah, it’s rigged,'" he continued, speaking ironically. "'Cause you don’t have a president who’s a change-maker – who, with a Congress who will work with him.'"

"But the president has done a better job than he has gotten credit for. And don't you forget it.”

Clinton’s remarks about Obama come after his wife appears to have embraced the president’s record on the campaign trail.

She positively referenced Obama 22 times at Thursday night’s Democratic primary debate and in recent stump speeches has positioned herself as the candidate who would continue his policies in office.

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE has also attacked primary rival Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSchumer: Franken should resign Franken resignation could upend Minnesota races Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign MORE at the debate for his criticisms of Obama, pointing to a blurb he wrote praising a book that said the president “let progressives down.”

Sanders fired back that he has always supported the president’s vision for the country.

“One of us ran against Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaPatagonia files suit against Trump cuts to Utah monuments Former Dem Tenn. gov to launch Senate bid: report Eighth Franken accuser comes forward as Dems call for resignation MORE,” he said at the debate, referring to Clinton's contentious 2008 contest with Obama. “I was not that candidate.”

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that former President Clinton was mocking President Obama ironically.