Barack Obama is no longer president, but the birther movement alleging that he was born abroad still lives – thanks to his half-brother.
Obama’s half-brother Malik just tweeted an image that’s allegedly Barack Obama’s birth certificate from a hospital in Mombassa, Kenya. The birth certificate shows he was born in Kenya on August 4, 1961.
Malik made no secret of his support for Donald Trump during the campaign. In July 2016, Malik Obama proudly announced his support for Donald Trump, saying that he wanted to make America great again so he was voting for Trump.
“I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart,” Malik Obama told The Post from his home in the rural village of Kogelo. “Make America Great Again is a great slogan. I would like to meet him.”
Obama, 58, a longtime Democrat, said his “deep disappointment” in his brother Barack’s administration has led him to recently switch allegiance to “the party of Lincoln.”
Obama and the Democrats have been working overtime to delegitimize Trump’s presidency. Wouldn’t it be ironic if Malik, an openly proud Trump supporter was the one who proved that Obama is the illegitimate president?
Here is the alleged birth certificate he tweeted:
Surely. What's this? pic.twitter.com/jaczNXTIv0
— Malik Obama (@ObamaMalik) March 9, 2017
The issue of Obama’s birth as well as his religion have been frequently discussed matters within right-wing circles and conspiracy theorists. In an effort to put the matter to rest, the Obama White House released a copy of his long-form birth certificate (above) in 2011
The US Constitution does not permit citizens who were born abroad to attain the presidency.
During Obama’s years in the White House, President Donald Trump frequently promoted the conspiracy theory alleging that Obama lied about being born in Hawaii.
In an effort to put the matter to rest, the Obama White House released a copy of his long-form birth certificate in 2011.
Malik Obama (left) is seen with his half-brother Barack Obama (right) on Barack’s wedding day in Chicago on October 3, 1992
The Obama brothers have had a strained relationship over the years. In the above September 14, 2004, file photo, Malik Obama holds a picture of him and Barack Obama in his shop in Siaya, Kenya
A young Barack Obama is seen with his father, Barack Hussein Obama
‘Make America Great Again is a great slogan,’ he said. ‘I would like to meet (Trump).’
The former Democrat voter said he was voting for a Republican after feeling ‘deep disappointment’ at his half-brother’s presidency.
Trump was apparently so impressed with Malik Obama’s expression of support that he invited him as his guest to the presidential debate against Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas on October 19.
The Obama brothers have had a strained relationship over the years.
They first met around 30 years ago and were best men at each other’s weddings. Malik claims that he’s been invited to the White House on numerous occasions and that he stays in contact with the president.
‘Of course we’re close!’ he told GQ in 2013. ‘I’m the one who brought him here to Kogelo in 1988! I thought it was important for him to come home and see from whence his family came – you know, his roots.’
Malik told MailOnline that year that his more famous half-brother is ‘always at the end of a phone line if I want to talk.’
Trump gladly accepted Malik Obama’s endorsement and used it to chide Barack Obama for ‘treating him badly – like everybody else’
Meanwhile, Malik has previously chided Barack for not doing enough to help his Kenyan relatives.
‘I’m very proud of my brother, but I would like for him to do a little bit more for the family on this side. I would like to say he could send some money. I give money when asked. That’s what family is for. We’re not well off, though people think we are.’
He also said that the president did little to help his own foray into politics when he unsuccessfully ran for governor of the southwestern Kenyan county of Siaya in 2013.
‘I don’t think politics is my thing,’ he told The Post. ‘Honestly, I’ll be happy when my brother is out of office, and I will finally be out of the limelight and be able to live like a human being.’
It has been speculated that Malik Obama is also angry with his brother for his actions in Libya.
The Obama administration supported the removal of former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, whom Malik Obama has described as a friend of his.
Malik Obama was initially vilified by pro-Trump elements in the media because of his alleged past support for terrorist groups like Hamas, according to Media Matters.
But when Malik Obama began to speak publicly about his rift with Barack, attitudes toward him on the right changed.
Not only did Malik Obama embrace the birther movement, but he also told Joel Gilbert that Obama’s real father was a prominent communist named Frank Marshall Davis – another unfounded conspiracy theory that has been floating around on the internet.
Meanwhile, Malik Obama has been described as an opportunist who has asked journalists for thousands of dollars in exchange for the privilege of interviewing him, according to Vox.