President Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, has come out in support of Donald Trump. He says he is unhappy with his brother’s leadership. Malik was Obama’s best-man at his wedding and has visited him in the White House. Nonetheless, Malik has come out and said Trump’s position against Muslims coming in to the United States was understandable, even to Muslims like himself. He 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.”
Malik further criticized his brother’s record in the White House by saying he had not done much for the American people despite the high expectations that accompanied his election in 2008. This is the very same criticism I have heard throughout Europe. The expectation that things would change with the first black president raised such hopes, only to be followed with great disappointment that it really does not matter — career politicians are the problem. I believe this has been the tremendous event that has been pushing the political world against career politicians worldwide. The “Change We Can Believe In” has proven to be the typical political rhetoric where they say whatever you have to just to win.