Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton have both been preparing for Wednesday night’s final presidential debate in Las Vegas.
At least one person in the audience will not be supporting the candidate you’d suspect.
President Obama’s brother is a Trump supporter, and he’ll be there cheering Trump on. Malik Obama is the half-brother of President Obama. Born in Kenya, Malik Obama is an American citizen.
In a recent interview with the New York Post from Kenya, Obama said, “I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart.” Malik Obama was invited to attend the debate as Trump’s guest. Trump has praised Obama, saying “He gets it far better than his brother.”
Malik Obama is reported to have been a longtime Democrat. But he asserts that his disappointment with this brother’s administration and FBI Director James Comey’s declaration that he would not recommend prosecution of Hillary Clinton for her mishandling of confidential and secret information on a personal email server.
Obama is also “annoyed that Clinton and President Obama killed Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy, whom he called one of his best friends.” Obama dismisses the recent claims of women who have surfaced since the last debate claiming sexual misconduct on the part of Trump. “I don’t believe them…Why didn’t they come forward before.”
Of particular concern politically to Malik Obama is the issue of same-sex marriage.
“I feel like a Republican now because they don’t stand for same-sex marriage, and that appeals to me,” Obama said. Obama himself reportedly has 3 wives and an unknown number of children.
Malik Obama currently splits his time between Kenya and the US, where he retains citizenship from his time living in Maryland. He is also the director of the Virginia-based Barack H. Obama Foundation, named after his father. The Foundation seeks to improve the lives of those living in Kenya. Obama criticizes his brother for not providing is support of the Foundation.
The Obama brothers don’t appear close. Malik Obama said that he last spoke with his brother over a year ago. He describes his last encounter with his brother as “very businesslike, very formal.”