Washington D.C.| US President Barack Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, says he will vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump in the forthcoming election slated for November because he is unhappy with his brother’s leadership.
Malik, who is in his 50s and a US Citizen told Reuters he supports 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.
Trump’s stance against Muslims coming in to the United States was understandable even to Muslims like himself, 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 said he does not care what people will say for bashing his brother.
“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,” said Malik who said Obama has not lived up to the expectations that accompanied his election in 2008.
Malik joins Bingu wa Mutharika’s brother who endorsed Bakili Muluzi’s candidacy in 2009 in the lead up to the Malawi Presidential elections before Muluzi’s candidacy was invalidated by the High Court.