Malik Obama, the half-brother of President Barack Obama, said he supports Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“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.”
Speaking from his home village in Kenya, Malik, described as a longtime Democrat by the Post, said he was disappointed with how Clinton handled classified information on a private server at her Chappaqua, New York, mansion while she served as Secretary of State.
“She should have known better as the custodian of classified information,” said Malik.
The Post also reported that Malik was disappointed with Barack's handling of the U.S. intervention in Libya. Malik had been a personal acquaintance of Muammar Gaddafi, but the Libyan president was killed by rebels after the U.S. and NATO forces ramshackled the North African country.
“I still feel that getting rid of Gaddafi didn’t make things any better in Libya,” Malik said. “My brother and the secretary of state disappointed me in that regard.”
In fact, Malik said he had even tried to prevent Barack from leading the military attack on Libya.
“I went to see my brother and I said look, this is somebody I know and it’s terrible what is going on. Let’s see if we can talk to him and find some kind of rapprochement. He wasn’t interested,” Malik told the Daily Mail in March of 2013, nearly 18 months after Gaddafi was killed.
Malik added: “He didn’t want to know, which was very disappointing.”
It's possible Barack has some regret over not listening to his half-brother. In an April interview with The Atlantic, the president was asked what he considered to be the “worst mistake” of his presidency.
“Probably failing to plan for the day after, what I think was the right thing to do, in intervening in Libya,” Barack answered.