US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has invited President Barack Obama’s half-brother as a guest to his third and final debate with Hilary Clinton to take place this evening in Las Vegas.
Malik Obama, a Muslim who has both Kenyan and US citizenship, told the New York Post that he was “excited to be at the debate” and believed that “Trump can make America great again”.
In July, he said he would vote for the controversial Republican, saying President Obama had not done much for the American people or his extended family in Kenya, despite high expectations when he took office.
In the interview, Malik Obama dismissed the criticism of women who had accused Mr Trump of groping and kissing them, saying:
I don’t believe them. Why didn’t they come forward before?” Mr Trump told the newspaper that he looked forward to meeting Malik Obama:
“He gets it far better than his brother.” The president’s half-brother is also an aspiring politician in Kenya, running for office in 2013, but failing in his bid to become governor of Siaya county.
Barack Obama was born in Hawaii to an American mother and a Kenyan father who left when he was two years old.
The president visited Kenya for the first time last year since his election in 2009.