“Presidents are selected, not elected.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
– Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton revealed to be distant cousins as family trees show they share same set of royal ancestors
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– Is ruling in the genes? All presidents bar one are directly descended from a medieval English king (Daily Mail, Aug 5, 2012):
- 12-year-old girl created family tree linking 42 of 43 U.S. presidents to King John of England, who signed Magna Carta in 1215
- Only eighth president, Martin Van Buren, was not related to John
What do Barack Obama, Thomas Jefferson, George W. Bush and the other past U.S. presidents have in common? Besides holding the coveted title of commander-in-chief, it appears that all of them but one are cousins.
The remarkable discovery was made by 12-year-old BridgeAnne d’Avignon, of Salinas, California, who created a ground-breaking family tree that connected 42 of 43 U.S. presidents to one common, and rather unexpected, ancestor: King John of England.
‘They all have the trait of wanting power,’ d’Avignon told the station WFMY.
King John, also known as John ‘Lackland’, is renowned for signing the Magna Carta in 1215, which limited the monarch’s power and helped form the British Parliament.
John’s other claim to fame, or infamy, is that he was depicted as the villain in the Robin Hood tales.
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