The elder half-brother of former President Barack Obama, Malik Obama, has taken to social media to reveal that he will not be supporting his brother’s choice of candidate and former vice president in the 2024 presidential election. Instead, he shared his unwavering support for former President Donald Trump’s potential run.
The older Obama, who has declared himself a staunch Republican, uploaded a photo of himself wearing a bold red hat that boldly proclaimed, “F Biden,” a message that resonates among Republicans.
F BIDEN pic.twitter.com/D1j6i15D2F
— Malik Obama (@ObamaMalik) August 11, 2023
With the powerful message printed in crisp white letters on his hat, Malik Obama sent a clear message of his political allegiance with a wide grin.
While he had remained quiet on political matters during his brother’s time in office, he first announced his endorsement of Trump in 2016, calling him a “straightforward guy.” Now, he’s doubling down on his stance, putting his support firmly behind Trump for the 2024 election.
When asked about his stance by Breitbart News, Malik Obama reaffirmed his commitment to the former president’s cause. He stated, “I’m not a Democrat. I’m a Republican,” adding that he is not a fan of “Sloppy Joe.”
Malik Obama’s choice of headwear isn’t just a fashion statement; it’s a declaration of his beliefs. Speaking about his political affiliation, he explained that his decision to wear the controversial hat was driven by his Republican values as the hat had come into his possession through the designer Gary Grinberg.
“Sloppy Joe,” a nickname he uses for President Joe Biden, doesn’t align with his political convictions, and the hat serves as a visual representation of his political identity.
In addition to the photo, Malik Obama uploaded a video in which he boldly exclaimed, “F Biden, you know what that means.”
— Malik Obama (@ObamaMalik) August 12, 2023
Malik Obama’s relationship with his half-brother has reportedly been marked by ups and downs. While he visited the White House quite frequently during the former president’s tenure, their connection dwindled over the years.
Malik Obama voiced his disappointment, sharing, “I think he’s a big disappointment to me because he’s not the same person that he used to be when we were together. It seems like once he became a big shot, it got to his head. And now he thinks that he’s god.”
This would not be the first time Malik Obama would express concerns about Barack Obama, as he told Sean Hannity back in 2016 that he thinks his half-brother “has been sucked into that matrix” and “mesmerized by the power,” revealing that he was different from the soft and present person he used to know.