Bill Clinton: Hillary a ‘change-maker’
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Former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonKentucky candidate takes heat for tweeting he'd like to use congressman for target practice Will Sessions let other 'McCabes' off the hook or restore faith in justice? Progressive group launches anti-Trump 'We the Constitution' campaign MORE on Friday said that his wife is a "change-maker" capable of following in the footsteps of President Obama.

"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 ClintonKoch-backed group launches six-figure ad buy against Heitkamp Trump keeps up 'low IQ' attack on Maxine Waters GOP leaders to Trump: Leave Mueller alone MORE has also attacked primary rival Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersAnti-abortion Dem wins primary fight Lipinski holds slim lead in tough Illinois primary fight Overnight Defense: Senate sides with Trump on military role in Yemen | Dem vets push for new war authorization on Iraq anniversary | General says time isn't 'right' for space corps 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 ObamaWater has experienced a decade of bipartisan success Kentucky candidate takes heat for tweeting he'd like to use congressman for target practice What’s genius for Obama is scandal when it comes to Trump 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.