Barack Obama is no longer president, but the birther movement alleging that he was born abroad still lives – thanks to his half-brother.
Malik Obama tweeted a copy of what he claims is a valid birth certificate proving that his half-brother was born in Mombasa, Kenya.
The ‘birth certificate’ bears the letterhead of the ‘Coast Province General Hospital’ in Mombasa.
In 2009, a man by the name of Lucas Smith offered the document for sale on eBay.
The website eventually removed the page because it has a policy of barring its users from selling purported government documents.
The sex of the baby is male, and the date of birth is listed as August 4, 1961, which is the former president’s genuine birthday.
The ‘document’ also lists the names of Obama’s parents, Barack Hussein Obama and Stanley Ann Obama (née Dunham).
The issue of Obama’s birth as well as his religion have been frequently discussed matters within right-wing circles and conspiracy theorists.
The unfounded rumors of Obama’s country of origin were largely meant to call into question the legitimacy of his presidency.
The US Constitution does not permit citizens who were born abroad to attain the presidency.
During Obama’s years in the White House, President Donald Trump frequently promoted the conspiracy theory alleging that Obama lied about being born in Hawaii.
In an effort to put the matter to rest, the Obama White House released a copy of his long-form birth certificate in 2011.
During Trump’s presidential campaign, the candidate publicly acknowledged that Obama was born in the United States – and then blamed his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, for initially disseminating the birther claim.
Malik Obama is a resident of Kenya and a naturalized US citizen. It is estimated that he has between three and 12 wives thanks to Kenya’s legalization of polygamy, according to The Washington Post and CNN.
Last July, Malik Obama told the New York Post that he would be supporting Trump.
In an interview from his home in Kenya, Malik Obama said he was voting for the Republican candidate because ‘he speaks from the heart.’