Barack Obama's half-brother Malik Obama has unleashed a fresh attack on the 44th US President, describing him as a snob.
Malik in a recent interview with the New York Post, which was published on Saturday, claimed Obama turned into a snob after becoming rich.
“He got rich and became a snob. 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,” said Malik, 62.
The interview done via Skype from his home in Nyang'oma Kogelo village, Siaya County, was meant to promote his new book dubbed ‘Big Bad Brother From Kenya.’
The 435-page memoir, which allegedly took him 22 years to write, details his fallout with Obama.
During the interview, Malik made it clear that he is supporting President Trump’s reelection bid. In 2016, he backed Trump against Hillary Clinton.
“[I'm] 110% still with Trump. He's not fake. He tells us the way he sees it. He's bold and fearless and he's tough,” added Malik.
He went on to mock Democratic nominee Joe Biden, terming him as too old and weak to win.
“I don't think he's going to make it. His teeth are falling off. He looks like he's going to drop dead.”
Malik and Barack are sons of Barack Hussein Obama Sr., a Kenyan economist who died in a car accident in 1982.
The two first met in 1985 when Barack was 24 and enjoyed a close relationship for years before falling out after Barack was elected US President in 2009. Malik acted as Obama’s best man at his wedding to Michelle in 1992.
The fallout was allegedly sparked by disputes over which Kenyan relatives would be invited to Barack’s inauguration, among other things.
The two are also alleged to have disagreed over Malik’s decision to create 'Barack H. Obama Foundation,' named after their father, soon after Barack’s election in 2009.
“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.
“We talked late into the night that night. He threatened to 'cut me off' if I continued with the idea.”
Malik further recounts how Barack declined to give the family $20,000 in 2014 to ferry the body of their aunt Zeituni Onyango to Kenya for burial. She died poor in the US. He claims Barack said the amount was too much and only gave them $5,000.
“We needed to pay for the bills and the cost of her transportation back to Kenya. [Barack] asked me how much and I told him roughly $20,000. This was too much he said,” he writes.
“She really had been good to him. I don’t understand how somebody who claimed to be a relative or a brother can behave the way that he’s behaving, be so cold and ruthless, and just turn his back on the people he said were his family.”