By Lawrence Synder  |  10-19-2016   News
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President Barack Obama’s half-brother Malik will attend the third and final presidential debate on Oct. 19 as a special guest of Donald Trump. According to Malik, who is based in Kenya but is also a U.S. citizen, he strongly believes that Trump can make the country great again.

Despite his familial ties with Barack, Malik has been a strong and vocal supporter of Trump. He first publicized his political choice in July of this year after announcing that he will vote for Trump in the upcoming election.

Then, in September, Malik reaffirmed his choice by saying that Trump is a “humble and honest guy” while calling Hillary Clinton a liar primarily due to the email scandal that she’s currently in, USA Today reported.

For the upcoming debate on Wednesday, which will be held in Las Vegas’ University of Nevada, Malik will be sitting among the other high-profile supporters of Trump.

“I’m excited to be at the debate,” he told the New York Post. “Trump can make America great again.”

Aside from showing his support to the Republican candidate, Malik also blasted Clinton for her poor performance as a state official. He blamed her for the growing conflict in the Middle East and the current situation in Libya after Moammar Khadafy was ousted.

Malik also questioned the truthfulness of the accusations made by Trump’s alleged sexual assault victims. He noted that if they were really telling the truth, then they shouldn’t have waited until the last weeks before the election to speak out against Trump.

Of course, aside from increasing the number of Trump supporters at the debate, Malik’s presence at the event will also serve as a distraction for Clinton. Ever since the presidential debates started, the two candidates have been using their guests against one another. Clinton was the one who started this after she invited business mogul and vocal Trump critic Mark Cuban at the first debate.

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