Barack Obama’s Kenyan half-brother — Malik —bashed his sibling as ‘cold and ruthless’ after he secretly released his new memoir detailing the family rift, Your Content has learned.
Malik, 62, spoke to the New York Post via Skype from his home in the Kenyan village of Nyang’oma Kogelo for an interview published on Saturday to promote his new book, Big Bad Brother From Kenya.
“He got rich and became a snob,” Malik said.
“What I saw was he was the kind of person that wants people to worship him. He needs to be worshiped and I don’t do that. I am his older brother so I don’t do that.”
Unsurprisingly, Malik is supporting President Donald Trump re-election in November, after gaining fame in 2016 for siding with Trump against Hillary Clinton.
“[I’m] 110% still with Trump,” he said. “He’s not fake. He tells us the way he sees it. He’s bold and fearless and he’s tough.”
“I don’t think Biden’s going to make it. His teeth are falling off,’ Malik laughed. ‘He looks like he’s going to drop dead.”
Malik claimed that he had spent the past 22 years writing his new book, which is 435 pages long and debuted quietly 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 accident in 1982.
But the relationship soured after Barack was elected to the presidency, and disputes erupted over which Kenyan relatives would be invited to the inauguration, among other things.
“We had a big fight on the phone because he was not in support and insisted I shut down the website and not continue with the foundation. He had his reasons but I was not having any of it,” Malik writes in his book, according to the Post.
“We talked late into the night that night. He threatened to ‘cut me off’ if I continued with the idea.”
Malik claims that he was 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.”