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US President Barack Obama’s brother says he will vote for Donald Trump

REUTERS
Published : Jul 26, 2016, 7:02 am IST
Updated : Jul 26, 2016, 7:02 am IST

President Barack Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, says he will vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump in the US election in November because he likes the candidate and he is unhappy with his broth

President Barack Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, says he will vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump in the US election in November because he likes the candidate and he is unhappy with his brother’s leadership.

Mr Malik, who presently resides in Obama ancestral home of Kogelo in western Kenya that he supports Mr Trump’s policies, especially his focus on security.

 

“He appeals to me and also I think that he is down to earth and he speaks from the heart and he is not trying to be politically correct. He’s just straight-forward,” he said.

Mr Malik, a US citizen, has lived in Washington since 1985 where he worked with various firms before becoming an independent financial consultant.

Mr Trump’s stance against Muslims coming in to the United States was understandable even to Muslims like himself, Mr Malik said. “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,” he said.

He criticised President Obama’s record in the White House saying he had not done much for the American people and his extended family despite the high expectations that accompanied his election in 2008, both in the United States and Kenya.

 

Location: Kenya, Nairobi