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Obama's Brother to Vote for Trump

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Tuesday, 02 Aug 2016 01:15 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Speaking from personal experience, I can assure you all families involved in politics occasionally have political disagreements. Being part of a family implies similar DNA, but not similar thinking.

Yet the Obama family is currently hosting a dispute that appears to be a real humdinger. President Obama’s oldest brother, Malik — the man who was Barack’s best man when he wed Michelle — has announced he is “deeply disappointed” in Obama’s administration and he intends to vote for Donald Trump this fall.

“I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart,” Malik Obama told the New York Post. “Make America Great Again is a great slogan. I would like to meet him.”

Malik’s views essentially put him crossways with Barack Obama on most of the issues of the presidential campaign.

Interestingly enough, the last straw for Malik was also the last straw for many Bernie supporters. When FBI Director James Comey washed his hands over the classified email scandal and the Obama Justice Department decided not to indict Hillary Clinton it confirmed Malik’s decision: “She should have known better as the custodian of classified information."

Frankly, I’m always glad to welcome another Republican voter to the fold, but it seems email violations pushing one over the edge are fairly small when compared to seeing one’s best friend killed. When Malik wrote a biography of his father in 2012, he dedicated the book to “one of his best friends” Moammar Gadhafi, at the time the leader of Libya.

Shortly thereafter Obama and Clinton were instrumental in Gadhafi's death and plunging Libya into failed statehood. Malik explains, “I still feel that getting rid of Gadhafi didn’t make things any better in Libya. My brother and the secretary of state disappointed me in that regard.”
Social issues are another area where his younger brother let him down.

Malik is a great believer in the institution of marriage. Depending on which newspaper you believe, he has between three and 12 wives. The Democrats' support of same–sex marriage makes him feel more and more like a Republican.

For a number of years Malik lived in Maryland and worked as an accountant. He’s kept his voter registration current since he moved back to Kenya. That’s why he plans to make the 7,300-mile trip back to Maryland this November to vote for Trump.

Malik didn’t reveal if he plans to wear his new “Make America Great Again” hat, but he did say, “Mr. Trump is providing something new and something fresh.”


Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

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