Malik Obama, the half-brother of former President Barack Obama, once again insults his brother, whom he described as “cold and ruthless” in a recent interview.
Malik, 62, spoke to the New York Post via Skype from his home in the Kenyan village of Nyang’oma Kogelo for an interview released on Saturday to promote his new book, Big Bad Brother From Kenya.
“He got rich and became a snob,” said Malik. “What I saw was he was the type of person who wants people to love him. He needs to be worshiped and I don’t do that. I’m his older brother, so I don’t do that.
Unsurprisingly, Malik backs President Donald Trump’s re-election in November, after rising to fame in 2016 for siding with Trump against Hillary Clinton.
Former President Barack Obama’s half-brother Malik Obama (above) once again hurls insults at his brother, whom he called “cold and ruthless” in a recent interview
‘[I’m] 110% are still with Trump, ”he said. “It is not wrong. He tells us how he sees it. He’s daring and fearless and he’s tough.
He also mocked Democratic candidate Joe Biden for being too old and weak to win.
“I don’t think he will succeed. His teeth are falling out, Malik laughs. “Looks like he’s going to drop dead.
Malik Obama’s new book on family ties released on July 11
Malik claimed he had spent the past 22 years writing his new book, which is 435 pages long and quietly debuted on Amazon on July 11.
Malik and Barack Obama share the same father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., a Kenyan economist who died in a car crash in 1982.
The two half-brothers first met in 1985 when Barack was 24, and they had a close relationship for years.
But the relationship deteriorated after Barack was elected president, and disputes arose over which Kenyan parents would be invited to the inauguration, among others.
Things took an even more bitter turn when Malik, shortly after the 2008 election, announced his intention to create the “Barack H. Obama Foundation,” ostensibly named after their father.
“We fought over the phone because he was not supportive and insisted that I close the website and not continue with the foundation. He had his reasons, but I had none, ”writes Malik in his book, according to the Post.
“We spoke late at night that night. He threatened to “cut me off” if I continued with the idea.
The stepbrothers first met around 30 years ago and were the best men at each other’s weddings
Malik persisted with the foundation, which broke the law in 2011 by claiming to be a tax-exempt nonprofit without registering as such.
Over the years, Malik has stepped up his antics, including repeatedly supporting the “birther” conspiracy theory that Barack Obama was born in Kenya.
Much of the unfounded rumors about Obama’s home country were aimed at questioning the legitimacy of his presidency.
In 2016, Trump was apparently so impressed with Malik Obama’s expression of support that he invited him as a guest to the presidential debate against Clinton in Las Vegas on October 19.
In 2016, Trump was apparently so impressed with Malik Obama’s expression of support that he invited him as his guest to the presidential debate (above)
Unsurprisingly, Malik backs President Donald Trump’s re-election in November
The Obama brothers have had a strained relationship over the years.
They first met around 30 years ago and were the best men at weddings.
Malik claims he has been invited to the White House on numerous occasions and remains in contact with the president.
“Of course we are close! he told GQ in 2013. “I brought him here to Kogelo in 1988! I thought it was important for him to come home and see where his family came from – you know, his roots.
Malik told MailOnline that year that his most famous half-brother is “always on the end of a phone line if I want to speak”.