Bill Clinton: Hillary a ‘change-maker’
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Former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonThe Memo: The center strikes back Monica Lewinsky responds to viral HBO intern's mistake: 'It gets better' 40-year march: Only one state doesn't recognize Juneteenth 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 ClintonThe Memo: The center strikes back Democratic clamor grows for select committee on Jan. 6 attack White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine MORE has also attacked primary rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: The center strikes back Sanders against infrastructure deal with more gas taxes, electric vehicle fees Sunday shows - Voting rights, infrastructure in the spotlight 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 ObamaMichelle Obama shares Father's Day tribute: 'Our daughters couldn't have asked for a better role model' Biden raised key concerns with Putin, but may have overlooked others Democrats have turned solidly against gas tax 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.