President Barack Obama’s half-brother is coming out of the woodwork to let everyone know he’s voting in the 2016 U.S. presidential election — despite living in Kenya.
In a New York Post story published Sunday (July 24), Malik Obama (who says he’s allowed to vote in the state of Maryland where he once lived) announced that he wants Donald Trump for president.
“I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart,” Malik said from his home in the small western Kenyan village of Kogelo. “Make America Great Again is a great slogan. I would like to meet him.”
Malik and his half-brother have a complicated relationship. The 58-year-old has blasted him before, sold an old letter that he received from the POTUS. On a more personal family note, Malik is a legal polygamist and married a teenager after her mother finally gave him permission.
Nonetheless, Malik’s ready to sway from the Democratic party to the “party of Lincoln” due to his “deep disappointment” in his brother’s administration.
His grievances include Hillary Clinton dodging indictment in the email scandal. “She should have known better as the custodian of classified information,” Malik said.
He’s not too pleased with Clinton’s work in Libya either, and the killing of Muammar Gaddafi. “I still feel that getting rid of Gaddafi didn’t make things any better in Libya,” he said. “My brother and the secretary of state disappointed me in that regard.”
Another sore spot is gay marriage. He’s not for it, so he’s voting Trump. “I feel like a Republican now because they don’t stand for same-sex marriage, and that appeals to me.”
To summarize, if President Obama decides to throw a family cookout, Malik probably won’t get invited.
Obama @ Malik Obama right now pic.twitter.com/O8vqoznTZV
— Moonlight ? (@cupcakesnchanel) July 24, 2016