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Why Obama’s half-brother is voting for Donald Trump

By AGENCIES July 24th, 2016 1 min read

President Barack Obama’s half brother, Malik Obama, has revealed why he will be voting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

In an interview with The New York Post from his home in the rural village of Kogelo in Kenya, Malik, a long-time Democrat and said he has “deep-disappointment” in his brother Barack’s administration and that turned him to support “the party of Lincoln”.

“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 said.

He said he was annoyed that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was not prosecuted over her use of private e-mail servers while secretary of state.

“She should have known better as the custodian of classified information,” he said.


In his 2002 biography dedicated to his and Barack’s father, he said Gaddafi (Muammar) “made the world a better place” and condemned his killing.

“I still feel that getting rid of Gaddafi didn’t make things any better in Libya. My brother and the secretary of state disappointed me in that regard,” he said.

Malik said his switch to the Republican side was prompted by the fact that they “don’t stand for 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. “Mr Trump is providing something new and something fresh.”

Malik made headlines in 2011 when he married his third wife, who was still in her teens. Malik plans to trek back to the US to vote for Trump in November.

He used to live in Maryland, where he worked for many years as an accountant and is registered to vote there, public records show.