Bill Clinton started discussing the human genome and mixed-races in a bizarre tangent at a rally for Hillary in Memphis, Tennessee.
The comment came after the former president was introduced by Tennessee Representative Steve Cohen.
Cohen began the strange exchange by saying Clinton was not the first black president but was a ‘heck of a stand-in’.
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Bill Clinton made a comment at a campaign rally for his wife on Friday saying that all people are ‘mixed-race’
As Clinton took the stage to address a crowd of Hillary supporters, he took a moment to address the statement Cohen made.
‘The other thing I want to make a funny comment about is Steve Cohen’s remark that I was just a stand-in for the first black president.
‘I’m happy to do that, but you know what else we learned from the human genome? We learned that unless your ancestors, every one of you, are 100 percent, 100 percent from sub-Saharan Africa, we are all mixed-race people,’ Clinton said.
In 1998 Toni Morrison wrote: ‘White skin notwithstanding, this is our first black president. Blacker than any actual black person who could ever be elected in our children’s lifetime.’
Bill Clinton was called the ‘first black president’ by writer Toni Morrison in 1998 in regards to his sex scandal
He began campaigning for Hillary in October and intensified attacks against Bernie Sanders
Morrison later clarified that her statement was in regards to Bill Clinton’s sex scandal: ‘I said he was being treated like a black man on the street, already guilty, already a perp.’
Bill Clinton began campaigning for his wife last October and intensified attacks on Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders last week.
Hillary faces off against Sanders in the Tennessee primary on March 1.
She is currently leading in the national Democratic primary polls with 50.2 percent, while Sanders trails at 39.1 percent, according to HuffPost Pollster.