Barack Obama is fully invested in supporting Hillary Clinton as his Democratic successor to the White House, but there’s another Obama out there who says he’ll board the Trump Train instead.
Malik Obama is the president’s half-brother from the rural Kenyan village of Kogelo, but he is also registered as a Democrat voter from Maryland. In an interview with New York Post, Obama says that he will side with Donald Trump out of disappointment with his younger brother’s administration.
“I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart,” Malik Obama said. “Make America Great Again is a great slogan. I would like to meet him.”
CBS noted that the Obama brothers used to be close, though their relationship became deeply strained ever since the 2008 election.
Malik Obama opposes his brother’s support of gay marriage, as well as his decision to bring down his “close friend” Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. However, Obama says that the last straw was his disappointment that FBI Director James Comey decided not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her email scandal.
“She should have known better as the custodian of classified information,” Obama said.
Naturally, Trump was delighted by the news, and concluded that the older Obama must’ve been mistreated by his younger brother.
Wow, President Obama’s brother, Malik, just announced that he is voting for me. Was probably treated badly by president-like everybody else!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2016
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