President Barack Obama’s half-brother Malik Obama now wants Americans to vote against Hillary Clinton to protest his sibling’s policies.
This is according to a report in yesterday’s internet edition of the New York Post.
Malik is quoted expressing “great disappointment” in his brother’s administration and the Democratic Party, which he (Malik) has supported in the past, for their support of same-sex marriage and his brother’s foreign policy that led to the assassination of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
The report shows the reporter spoke to Malik at his Kogelo home and includes a photograph of him wearing a Trump campaign hat with the slogan “Make America Great Again”.
But Malik is also quoted railing against the US president for allegedly showing little interest in his Kenyan family and declining to support Malik’s campaign in the Siaya gubernatorial race in 2013. He is also quoted saying Obama refused to support a charitable agency – Barack H Obama Foundation – started in their late father’s memory.
“My brother didn’t help me at all,” said Malik. “He wanted me to shut it down when I set it up. He hasn’t supported me at all,” says Malik, who suggests that Trump is capable of reviving US prestige in the world.
According to the report, Malik, who studied and worked in the US as an accountant, is eligible to vote in the US state of Maryland where he plans to cast the ballot for Republican party presidential nominee Donald Trump.
President Obama’s brother says he is drawn to the Republican party since it opposes same-sex marriage.
Malik says he prefers Trump whom he says “speaks from the heart”. He blames his brother and Mrs Clinton for the assassination of Gaddafi, who was killed during a US-led armed revolution. Clinton was Obama’s Secretary of State during the uprising in which Gaddafi who was Malik’s friend was killed by mobs in his hometown in Sirte on Libya’s coast.
Malik was the best man at his half brother’s wedding to Michele Obama, the US First Lady but relations between the two half brothers have been strained and almost ground to a halt, according to reports in the US press.