Monday 25 September 2017

Obama 'gives no help' to African half-brother

"I think he has family of his own," George Obama (30) tells conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza in the documentary '2016: Obama's America'. Photo: Getty Images

David Usborne in Washington

A HALF-BROTHER of US President Barack Obama who this time four years ago was living in a Nairobi slum acknowledges in a new documentary that he has not received any material help from the most powerful man in the world. Resentful, though, he apparently is not.

"I think he has family of his own," George Obama (30) tells conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza in the documentary '2016: Obama's America'.

Mr D'Souza explains that he was intrigued by stories in 2008 about George and was compelled to track him down. His real motive, to shame the President, is not hard to fathom, however.

But it is not clear if George's circumstances have changed. Mr Obama is now co-author of an autobiography, 'Homeland'.

Mr Obama refuses to criticise his half-sibling. "I'm a member of his family, but I'm over age, so I help myself," he responds. (© Independent News Service)

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