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Would Obama’s Trump-Supporting Brother Actually Run Against Ilhan Omar?

Kenyan-based half-sibling of former president created a lot of buzz the other day when he floated this idea on Twitter

Former President Barack Obama’s half-brother Malik Obama is a diehard supporter of President Donald Trump.

So you can imagine the buzz Malik Obama created when he took to Twitter recently.

In that tweet, he floated the idea of launching a campaign to run against the Democratic squad member and accused adulteress Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

Here’s the tweet in question:

Malik Obama is a naturalized U.S. citizen who currently lives in Kenya. The logistics of his running in the U.S. are clearly up in the air.

Also, there’s the question of whether he’s actually serious about taking on Ilhan Omar.

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Would he really consider running for office in the United States?

Here’s out one outlet explained the situation: “It’s not clear if Malik Obama would meet the eligibility requirements to run in Omar’s Minnesota district,” noted Liberty Unyielding. “He’s a (naturalized) U.S. citizen, but he resides in Kenya. Apparently, the number of wives he has cannot be accurately determined, and may be as many as 12. (Some of those are likely no longer officially his wives.)”

“Malik Obama was Trump’s special guest at the third presidential debate with Hillary Clinton in October 2016, reportedly wearing a MAGA hat.”

“In 2013,” the outlet also explained, “he ran for governor of the Kenyan county of Siaya. Reportedly, his slogan for the campaign was ‘Obama here, Obama there.’ The implied allusion to a special connection for Siaya County, if its governor were an Obama, doesn’t seem to have swayed many voters. Obama pulled fewer than 3,000 votes, some 140,000 behind the winner.”

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“But [Malik] Obama did emerge in 2016 as a supporter of Donald Trump,” it continued. ”

That seems to be why he @-ed Trump in the September 6 tweet. Malik Obama was Trump’s special guest at the third presidential debate with Hillary Clinton in October 2016, reportedly wearing a MAGA hat.”

It’s unclear how successful Malik Obama would be, however.

Back in 2013, this “other” Obama ran unsuccessfully or office in Kenya.

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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