Obama’s Trump Supporting Brother Malik Endorses Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania

Malik Obama, the MAGA supporting elder brother of 44th President Barack Obama, has endorsed Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano following an unlikely Twitter interaction.

Initially, Human Events editor Jack Posobiec tagged Obama and Mastriano in a tweet. “Hey @ObamaMalik I think you would like @dougmastriano,” wrote Posobiec. “Check him out my dude.”

Obama replied, “I’m with [Mastriano]” so long as “he’s with President Trump,” and Mastriano thanked him for the endorsement.

Soon after this brief Twitter interaction, Obama made two separate posts urging his supporters to vote for Mastriano to become Governor of Pennsylvania in November. He attached two photos of Mastriano, one from the legislator’s time in the U.S. Army.

In contrast to his presidential brother, Malik Obama – a Muslim from Kenya – became an ironic ally to Republicans in the 2016 election, and even appeared as an honored guest of 45th President Donald Trump during a debate against Hillary Clinton.

He publicly endorsed Trump that year, and went on to use his Twitter account to advance Republican questions about his brother’s ancestry and allegiances.

Malik endorsed Trump again in 2020, making headlines when he claimed Barack “got rich and became a snob” in the process.

“What I saw was the kind of person that wants people to worship him,” Malik Obama said of his brother. “He needs to be worshiped and I don’t do that.”

Mastriano faces a tough race against Democrat Josh Shapiro, the current Attorney General of Pennsylvania.

Recent polls show Shapiro up by 11 points over Mastriano, the Trump-endorsed state legislator who attempted to investigate the 45th President’s claims of voter fraud in the battleground state.

Mastriano’s supporters maintain that the polls do not reflect the situation on the ground, and say that the outsider Republican enjoys grassroots support.

He appeared at a characteristically massive rally alongside Trump last month – the former president’s first since the Biden administration’s raid on his Florida home and resort – and urged voters to turn out for Mastriano.

“The people of Pennsylvania are going to fire the radical left Democrats, and you are going to elect Doug Mastriano as your next governor, and you are going to send my friend Oz — he is a great guy — to the U.S. Senate,” Trump urged voters at the time. “You’re going to elect an amazing slate of true ‘America First’ Republicans to Congress.”

This news and commentary by Tom Pappert originally appeared on Valiant News.


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