Donald Trump & Hilary Clinton are Cousins!

Donald Trump & Hilary Clinton are Cousins!

26 Aug 2015

The political rivals are closer than you'd think

Property tycoon-turned-reality TV star and presidential hopeful Donald Trump and his latest political rival Hilary Clinton have more in common than you may think!

Both of the presidential candidates are related and descendants of royalty!

Genealogists have discovered the two heavyweights, who are atop the polls in America's leading parties the Republicans and Democrats, are 19th cousins.

Trump and Clinton, who were once friends, are both related to the Duke and Duchess of Lancaster, their 18th grandparents. and researchers tell news show Extra the two politicians' their 19th great-grandfather was King Edward III.

Author AJ Jacobs, who helped with the research, says: "There is precedent for ruling a country; it's in their genes."