President Obama's half brother Malik Obama has come forward to make his choice for president known. He made a statement on Sunday to let the world know that he will be going against his brother's endorsement of Hillary Clinton and voting for Donald Trump.
"I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart," Malik stated from his home in Kenya. "Make America Great Again is a great slogan. I would like to meet him." While Malik has said he is a lifetime Democrat, he blamed him brother's administration for his switch.
Obama also cited his dislike for Clinton herself as a reason. “She should have known better as the custodian of classified information,” Obama stated.
He also said he aligns with the Republican belief that gay marriage should not be legal. “I feel like a Republican now because they don’t stand for same-sex marriage, and that appeals to me,” he said. He has a different idea of what sanctifies marriage than the Republican party as well, however, as he has at least three known wives and possibly as many as 12.
Donald Trump took to Twitter to boast about the meaningless endorsement.
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
Obama says the last time he spoke to the president was over a year ago and is still upset with his half-brother after he didn’t help him when he ran for governor in the southwestern Kenyan county of Siaya three years ago.
“I don’t think politics is my thing,” he stated. “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.”
Surely his brother feels the same way.
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