Bill Clinton: Hillary a ‘change-maker’
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Former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonOPINION | Dems need a fresh face for 2020: Try Kamala Harris Trump approval rating sets new low in second quarter: Gallup OPINION | How Democrats stole the nation's lower federal courts 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.

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

“One of us ran against Barack ObamaBarack ObamaJeb Bush calls out Republicans silent on Trump's Russia probe Trump launches all-out assault on Mueller probe Immigration agents planning raids next week targeting teenage gang members 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.