Deep in the A-section of Thursday's USA Today was this surprising headline: "Obama's half-brother supports Donald Trump." None of the networks (and none of the other elite liberal newspapers) seemed to find this tidbit interesting. Obama used his half-siblings in Kenya for dramatic effect in his memoir Dreams from My Father, but as president, the media have been very quiet about their activities or opinions.
In a special report from Kenya, Tonny Onyulo and Hellen Wagaluka reported on a mock vote for president in Kenya:
KOGELO, KENYA -- In Barack Obama's ancestral home, excited residents prepare to go to the polls next month for what has become a tradition every four years since their favorite son became president: a mock election. But not everybody supports his choice for a successor.
"I will support Donald Trump because he is a humble and honest guy," the president's half brother, Malik Obama, told USA TODAY. "He is a guy who can help people. It's an opportunity for Americans to give Trump a chance to become president."
"I don't like (Hillary) Clinton," Malik Obama said. "She is dishonest and a liar. She keeps on lying about emails every time."
The president is not close with his father's side of the family. His mother, Ann Dunham, a native of Kansas, divorced his father after three years of marriage. Besides Malik and a half sister, close relatives who live here include Obama's stepgrandmother, Mama Sarah Obama, 95….
Malik Obama says he is unhappy with his half brother for not doing enough as president to help Kenyans and the rest of the African continent. "I love President Obama, because he is my brother," he said. "But Obama is a hypocrite. He is not helping us at all. ... Obama has done nothing for this family for the last eight years. We have been waiting for his help in vain."
To be fair, the New York Post had this story two months ago, on July 24, headlined “What a Barackstabber!” Other right-leaning papers like The Washington Times noticed at that time, but again, the liberal networks skipped it. The Post had more on the brother's strange political views:
He’s also annoyed that Clinton and President Obama killed Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy, whom he called one of his best friends.
Malik Obama dedicated his 2012 biography of his late father to Khadafy and others who were “making this world a better place.”
“I still feel that getting rid of Khadafy didn’t make things any better in Libya,” he said. “My brother and the secretary of state disappointed me in that regard.”