NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 04: Former President Bill Clinton speaks at Ashe Power House Theater while campaigning for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on March 4, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Louisiana Primary will be held Saturday, March 5.

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The former President and protestors got into a heated debate. 

Lauren Porter
Apr, 08, 2016

At a campaign rally for his wife, former President Bill Clinton didn't help her cause in trying to secure the Black vote.

Clinton and Black Lives Matter protestors got into a heated exchange of words in which the attendees questioned the anti-crime legislature and welfare reform put into law during his time in office.

The 42nd President's rebuttal was simply blasphemous beyond words.

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"I don't know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped up on crack and sent them out onto the street to murder other African-American children," Clinton said. "Maybe you thought they were good citizens .... You are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter. Tell the truth. You are defending the people who cause young people to go out and take guns."

Both Bill and Hillary have faced their fair share of scrutiny over the tears about their impact on Black communities.

Many protestors say Clinton's 1994 bill put a high number of African Americans in prison for nonviolent offenses at a unfair rate.

Clinton defended his passing of the law during the event in which he said, "I talked to a lot of African-American groups. They thought Black lives matter. They said take this bill, because our kids are being shot in the street by gangs. We have 13-year-old kids planning their own funerals."

Following his remarks, Clinton was trending on Twitter for quite some time where many users took offense to his commentary.