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Obama Half-Brothers Disagree on Attending Debate

The three men share the same father but have different mothers



    File photo: President Barack Obama speaks at the White House Frontiers Conference at the Jared L. Cohon Center on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.

    President Barack Obama's half-brother says he doesn't agree with the decision by another half-brother to attend the final presidential debate as a guest of the Donald Trump campaign.

    Mark Obama Ndesandjo said, "I love my brothers, but no one member represents the Obamas."

    The Trump campaign said Obama's Kenyan-born half-brother Malik would be in the audience for the showdown Wednesday between Trump and Hillary Clinton.

    The three men share the same father but have different mothers.

    Ndesandjo is an American businessman who has lived in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen for about 15 years.

    In an email to The Associated Press, he said: "Others in my family and I do not support my brother Malik's position on Mr. Trump." Malik Obama supports Trump's candidacy.

    President Obama isn't losing sleep over Trump's plans. 

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama hasn't spent "a lot of time" considering whether Malik Obama will be in the audience 

    Earnest said he hopes Malik Obama will do something "more fun" than just attend the debate in Las Vegas if he does show up.

    Earnest said Obama and his half-brother don't have much of a relationship.