Tonight, the two presidential candidates will square off in their final matchup before Election Day. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s designated talking points include theSupreme Court, the economy and immigration, but if the last two debates are any indication of what’s to come, plenty of personal attacks will also ensue.
Trump’s campaign announced their guest of honor last night, and it’s a doozy: Malik Obama, President Barack Obama’s half-brother and noted critic of his sibling’s tenure in the White House. CBS News’ Sopan Deb first reported the news via Twitter:
Trump bringing Obama’s half brother to the debate, per the campaign.
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) October 18, 2016
Obama’s Kenyan-born sibling is a long-time Democrat, buttold the New York Post in Julythat he’s voting for Trump because “he speaks from the heart.”
“‘Make America Great Again’ is a great slogan,” he said in Kenya. “I would like to meet him.”
“I look very much forward to meeting and being with Malik,” Trump told the Post. “He gets it far better than his brother.”
MalikObama has also expressed support for Trump in light of recent sexual assault allegations against the candidate.
“I don’t believe them,” he told the Post. “Why didn’t they come forward before?”
To date, seven women have come forward alleging Trump inappropriately touched them in incidents dating back to the 1970s.
The president’s brother is also likely displeased with the thought of a Clinton presidency because of his support of former Libyan dictatorMuammar Gaddafi, whom he’s called one of his “best friends.”
Clinton was secretary of state during the Obama administration’s takedown of Gaddafi in 2011. She said, upon hearing of the dictator’s death, “we came, we saw, he died.”
Tuesday night, Trump
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2016 ” target=”_blank”>tweeted a link
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2016
” target=”_blank”>tweeted a linkto an opinion piece alleging Clinton’s destabilizingpolicy in Libya directly resulted in ISIS-inspired attacks in the United States.