President Obama’s half-brother Malik will be attending the third presidential debate to show his support for Donald Trump. Malik, who was born in Kenya to the same father as Obama and later became an American citizen, announced in July that even though he is a registered Democrat he will be voting for Trump.
Malik was President Obama’s best man at his wedding
Malik told the New York Post that he is “excited” to attend the debate in Las Vegas and believes Trump “can make America Great Again.” He said he does not believe the women who have come forward to accuse Trump of sexual misconduct, asking, “Why didn’t they come forward before?”
He agrees with Trump that mainstream media is biased, and he dismisses the women who claim Trump kissed or groped them without their permission.
Trump, who has denied the allegations of sexual assault, said: “I look very much forward to meeting and being with Malik. He gets it far better than his brother.”
In his interview with the Post, he said that hearing FBI director James Comey criticize Hillary Clinton in the email scandal without recommending prosecution made him decide that he couldn’t support the former Secretary of State.
“She should have known better as the custodian of classified information,” Obama told the Post.
Obama also said that he does not support same-sex marriage, which is why he will support the GOP. “I feel like a Republican now because they don’t stand for same-sex marriage, and that appeals to me,” Obama said.
The Post reports that Obama is still registered to vote in Maryland and he will head back to the U.S. to vote.
According to the Telegraph, Malik last met his famous half-brother Barack in 2015, “I went to the White House to say hello. I paid a courtesy call,” he said. “As usual, it was a hands-off kind of thing, very businesslike, very formal.”
He said he had been a lifelong Democrat supporter, but had switched his allegiance over his “deep disappointment” with his brother’s administration.
“I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart. Make America Great Again is a great slogan,” he said.
He said in an interview with Good Morning Britain earlier this year: “Looking back, he made so many promises when he was running for president. He was riding on the promise of hope. There was so much excitement and we thought he would do so many things.”
“But look at the Middle East right now. It’s a mess. People are being killed all over the place; Berlin, Florida, France, Brussels. And look at the situation in Iraq right now.”
I think it’s fitting that Malik attend the debate in support of Trump, it’s a slap in the face to Obama that his own brother does not trust him or believe his rhetoric about Hillary Clinton.