With tonight’s (Oct. 19) final presidential debate hours away, the guest lists for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been revealed.
CNN reports Tump’s most questionable name on the Vegas list is Malik Obama, the older half-brother of President Barack Obama. Malik, who is Kenyan born, expressed interest in Trump back in July with an official endorsement. “He talks from the heart, and what he says makes sense, he’s not a phony, and I can’t stand phonies,” Malik said to “radical” journalist Charles C. Johnson. “If people are going to come here and blow up the country, then you’ve got to stop it,” he added about refugees.
It’s no surprise Trump is over the moon about Malik’s endorsement telling reporters, “I look very much forward to meeting and being with Malik,” Trump said. “He gets it far better than his brother.”
But not all of the president’s siblings are riding the Trump wave. In an email to the Associated Press, Mark Obama Ndesandjo condemned Malik’s political rhetoric. “I love my brothers, but no one member represents the Obamas,” Ndesandjo, who lives in the south of China said. “Others in my family and I do not support my brother Malik’s position on Mr. Trump.” The brothers share the same father, but different mothers.
Other guests on Trump’s ticket include Pat Smith, the mother of Sean who died in the Benghazi attacks and singer Wayne Newton. Clinton’s guests vary from heavy hitters like Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Ofelia Diaz Cardenas, a housekeeper at Trump’s hotel in Las Vegas who slammed the businessman for his comments on former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.