President Barack Obama’s estranged half-brother, Malik Obama, has endorsed Donald Trump in an interview with the New York Post. The 58-year-old Democrat says he plans to help “Make America Great Again” by voting for The Donald in November.
“I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart. ‘Make America Great Again’ is a great slogan. I would like to meet him,” Malik Obama said. “Mr. Trump is providing something new and something fresh.”
According to The Post, Malik Obama doesn’t care for how his brother and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have run the country, especially in regard to the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and the lack of prosecution in Clinton’s private sector email scandal. “She should have known better as the custodian of classified information,” Malik Obama said.
Malik Obama, who reportedly has between three and 12 wives, has also decided to switch political allegiance because of the Republican’s stance on same-sex marriage. “I feel like a Republican now because they don’t stand for same-sex marriage, and that appeals to me,” he said.
A surprised Trump responded to the news on Twitter saying Malik Obama “was probably treated badly by [the] president — like everybody else.”
Public record shows that Malik Obama, who currently lives in the Kenyan village of Kogelo, is registered to vote in Maryland where he worked for several years as an accountant, according to The Post.
The Post also reports Malik and Barack haven’t spoken in over a year due to Malik’s unsuccessful political pursuit when he ran for governor in the southwestern Kenyan county of Siaya in 2013. He also was upset by his younger brother’s lack of support with a “controversial” Virginia charity, which he set up in their father’s name.
“Honestly, I’ll be happy when my brother is out of office, and I will finally be out of the limelight and be able to live like a human being,” Malik Obama said.
Here’s the New York Post cover in question.
(Via New York Post)