Malik Obama, who has a had a falling out with his relative in the White House, told The New York Post that “I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart ... Make America Great Again is a great slogan. I would like to meet him.”
Trump heralded the support on Twitter, saying the half-brother "was probably treated badly by president-like everybody else!"
President Obama and his half-brother appear to have had little contact with each other in recent times.
The New York Post reports that Malik Obama "spoke to his brother a year ago and was miffed that he did nothing to help his own foray into politics when he ran for governor of the southwestern Kenyan county of Siaya in 2013."