White House Reacts (With Confusion) to Trump Bringing Obama’s Half-Brother to Debate

The White House reacted with some confusion today to the news of Donald Trump bringing Malik Obama to tonight’s debate.

The president’s half-brother is publicly supporting Trump, and so perhaps Trump is retaliating against Obama because of how much Obama has trashed him recently. (Trump may not have actually vetted him that well, though.)

Josh Earnest was asked about Trump bringing Malik Obama to the debate and had this to say:

“I have to admit, I really don’t know exactly what the intent is of this invitation other than probably to get you guys to ask me about it. Um, but, even then, I’m not really sure what goal that accomplishes.”

Obama will be one of a few Trump guests tonight, including Benghazi mother Pat Smith.

Watch Earnest above, via ABC.

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