Both the real estate tycoon and former Secretary of State are the direct descendants of 14th century 1st Duke of Lancaster John of Gaunt and his third wife Katherine Swynford, according to the ancestry site MyHeritage.com.
Clinton claims the lineage to her 18th great-grandparents through the Rodham family of her father’s side while Trump is related to her through his mother Mary Anne Macleod, who was born in Scotland.
The common relative means that the Democrat and Republican are 19th cousins.
John of Gaunt, a royal in the 14th century, was the son of King Edward III and featured in the Shakespearean play Richard II, named after his nephew.
Swynford was at first Gaunt’s mistress, but they later married and their offspring were legitimized.
Gaunt’s children by Swynford include Trump’s 17th great-grandfather John Beaufort and Clinton’s 17th great-grandmother Joan Beaufort, according to MyHeritage.
The Duke of Lancaster’s son by his first wife Blanche, would later go on to become Henry IV.
Various other descendants of Gaunt would claim his lineage to Edward III during the War of the Roses, a conflict that makes today’s political scandals seem laughably tame in comparison.
The war ultimately ended when Henry VII, a member of the House of Lancaster, defeated Richard III in battle and became the first Tudor king.
We must face the reality. These elections are rigged. How can so many Presidents be cousins? How can so many candidates be related? It’s hard to believe this is all a coincidence. I know people are very scared of conspiracy theories. It’s because people don’t want to do research and are scared of anything that doesn’t fit their perspective. Even if that perspective is wrong. It’s time for black people to wake up and use some critical thinking skills. They told you as a kid that anyone could become President of the United States. But it’s all a lie. If you are not blood related to the King of England you can’t become President. This is just my opinion….you might disagree with me. I just provide the information. You can draw your own conclusion.