Not only did President Barack Obama get to explore his genetic roots during his visit to Africa — he got to explore Republican presidential candidate and well-documented “birther” Donald Trump’s too.
Dr. Zeresenay Alemseged, the head of the California Academy of Sciences, introduced Obama to Lucy, the female hominid found in Ethiopia who shows evidence of bipedalism and other characteristics which extended the evolutionary chain, at the National Museum of Ethiopia on Monday, according to pool reports.
“It shows that every single person here, 7 billion people, including Donald Trump, came down through the chain,” Alemseged said, according to pool reports.
The President got to touch one the vertebrae that links him to every political rival, even a man like Trump, who continually questions Obama’s birthplace of Hawaii.
“Extraordinary people have extraordinary access,” Alemseged said.
Obama was escorted by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, and Director General of the National Museum of Ethiopia Yonas Desta Tsegaye.
“We’re reminded that Ethiopians, Americans, all people in the world are part of the same human family,” Obama said during a speech to about 300 people at dinner in the National Palace.