Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has received the endorsement of former President Barack Obama’s half-brother.
Malik Obama expressed his endorsement for Mastriano in a Sunday tweet.
If he’s with President Trump then I’m with @dougmastriano Pennsylvania Senator PA District 33.
— Malik Obama (@ObamaMalik) October 2, 2022
Mastriano has received the endorsement of former President Donald Trump in one of the hottest governor’s races slated for the November midterms.
Mastriano’s Democratic opponent, Josh Shapiro, touted Barack Obama’s endorsement in an ad during his 2020 campaign for Pennsylvania Attorney General.
Malik Obama is the son of Barack Obama Sr., the 44th president’s father, according to the New York Post.
This isn’t the first time that Malik and his half-brother have disagreed politically.
Malik made a shock public endorsement of Trump for president in 2016, citing many of his disagreements with his brother’s policies.
Malik also criticized his brother for the 2011 regime change operation which removed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi from power.
In a 2016 Hannity interview, the older Obama expressed some of his political disagreements with his younger half-brother. Malik described Barack as becoming aloof from his extended family after becoming president in 2009.
The older half-brother said he hasn’t spoken with the former president since 2015, with political divisions appearing to sever the family relationship.
— Malik Obama (@ObamaMalik) September 27, 2022
Malik often endorses conservative candidates for political office. He backed conservative Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in a Sunday tweet.
Malik has even gone so far as to call his younger half-brother a “snob,” according to the Post.
“What I saw was he was the kind of person that wants people to worship him,” the Malik said in an interview with the Post.
“He needs to be worshiped and I don’t do that. I am his older brother so I don’t do that.”
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