Obama’s brother backs Donald Trumps presidency
President Barack Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, said he would vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming US presidential elections in November.
Malik is a US citizen. He has live in Washington DC for 31 years where works as a since 1985 where he works as a freelance financial consultant
According to Malik, “To each his own, I speak my mind and I’m not going to be put in a box just because my brother is the President of the United States.
“I’m a Muslim, of course, but you can’t have people going around just shooting people and killing people just in the name of Islam.’
I like Donald Trump because “He appeals to me and also I think that he is down to earth.
“He speaks from the heart and he is not trying to be politically correct.
“He’s just straight-forward,” he said.
Malik believes Trump’s deportment against Muslims coming in to the United States was understandable even to Muslims like himself.
He criticized his brother stating that President Obama has done little for his extended family despite the high hopes that accompanied his election in 2008, both in the United States and Kenya.
Obama’s election created much excitement in Kenya especially in Kogelo village where their father was born before going to study at the University of Hawaii.
Obama visited Nairobi, in the first ever trip by a sitting US president to the East African nation last July and promised to visit more often when he leaves office.
Malik defended his right to criticize his brother, citing freedom of expression.
Malik, who is in his 50s, said on Monday from Obama’s ancestral home of Kogelo in western Kenya that he supports Trump’s policies, especially his focus on security.
He said he loved the Republican candidate Donald Trump and that he was unhappy with his brother’s leadership.