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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Elliot Hannon, Slate: Donald Trump's preoccupation with campaign stagecraft took a(nother) turn for the bizarre on Tuesday when it was announced that President Barack Obama's half-brother, Malik, would be attending the third and (thank God) final debate Wednesday as a guest of the Republican nominee for president. This is because ... because ... it's not totally clear really. Presumably it's because Obama's Kenyan-born half-brother is a Trump supporter and that makes it a good burn for Trump of the guy he's not running against. In lieu of winning the election, Trump is now 100 percent focused on collecting as many sick burns as a can before Nov. 8.

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Making this invitation even more bizarre, Malik Obama is a supporter of Hamas, according to the Times of Israel: "In January 2014 the Daily Mail uncovered a photograph showing Malik Obama with a traditional Arab headscarf decorated with slogans of the Palestinian terror group Hamas."

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If Trump's muslim ban were in effect, he would not even be in the country. Hypocrisy.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2016-10-19 11:20 AM | Reply

Neither William Jefferson nor Malik are relevant to this painful campaign.

#2 | Posted by nutcase at 2016-10-19 11:20 AM | Reply

Ok Deplorables. Care to try and explain why?

What does this have to do with anything and what does Drumpf hope to accomplish?

Is this so he can look into the audience and say, "Look at my African-American-Kenyan-Muslim over here,"

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-10-19 11:31 AM | Reply

Ok Deplorables. Care to try and explain why?
What does this have to do with anything and what does Drumpf hope to accomplish?
Is this so he can look into the audience and say, "Look at my African-American-Kenyan-Muslim over here,"

#3 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

He's doing it to troll Obama.

Obama regularly trolls his political opponents and you cheer when he does.

So spare us your faux outrage.

#4 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-10-19 11:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Trump cares more about Obama's half brother, than Obama himself does.

#5 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-10-19 11:34 AM | Reply

Perhaps Malick will come forward and reveal that he was groped by Hillary.

#6 | Posted by squinch at 2016-10-19 11:34 AM | Reply

I hope Clinton comments on Trump bringing a Hamas supporter to the Debate.

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2016-10-19 11:38 AM | Reply

He's doing it to troll Obama.

#4 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

You can't troll someone who doesn't care...

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2016-10-19 11:39 AM | Reply

Trump is nothing if not always the innovator. He invented a whole new thing. I can't remember anyone else making such a big deal out of the debate audience. Using it to try to psych out your opponent.
This will be the norm from now on.

#9 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2016-10-19 11:42 AM | Reply

"In lieu of winning the election, Trump is now 100 percent focused on collecting as many sick burns as a can before Nov. 8."

That was pretty funny.

"I hope Clinton comments on Trump bringing a Hamas supporter to the Debate."

She can't do that. He's still the first half-brother.

#10 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2016-10-19 11:44 AM | Reply

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Trump cares more about Obama's half brother, than Obama himself does.

#5 | POSTED BY GONOLES92 AT 2016-10-19 11:34 AM | REPLY | FLAG

Keep on believing that. Trump cares about Malik as much as he cares about you..only insofar as he can use you for the election. Nothing more.

#11 | Posted by 726 at 2016-10-19 11:48 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

@#9 ... I can't remember anyone else making such a big deal out of the debate audience. ...

Probably because no one before him was so ill-prepared, and therefore unable, to actually debate.


... This will be the norm from now on. ...

If Mr Trump loses the election, it may not be a tactic that others would want to use.

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2016-10-19 11:48 AM | Reply

Keep on believing that. #11 | POSTED BY 726

Okay I will, seeing as Barry Obama pretends that Malik does not exist. Quite cold to treat a sibling in such a manner.

#13 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-10-19 11:52 AM | Reply

If Trump's muslim ban were in effect, he would not even be in the country. Hypocrisy. #1 | POSTED BY 726

Malik Obama is an American expatriate who is registered to vote in Maryland.

#14 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-10-19 11:55 AM | Reply

Keep on believing that. Trump cares about Malik as much as he cares about you..only insofar as he can use you for the election. Nothing more.
#11 | Posted by 726 at 2016-10-19 11:48 AM | Reply
POST OF THE SEASON

#15 | Posted by e1g1 at 2016-10-19 11:55 AM | Reply

He's doing it to troll Obama.

Obama regularly trolls his political opponents and you cheer when he does.

So spare us your faux outrage.

#4 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-10-19 11:34 AM | Reply | Flag:
| Newsworthy 1

No way in hell is Obama as petty and childish as the Crown Prince of Petulance, Donald Trump.

#16 | Posted by cbob at 2016-10-19 12:02 PM | Reply

Barry Obama pretends that Malik does not exist. Quite cold to treat a sibling in such a manner.

#13 | POSTED BY GONOLES

Why do you say that? They were best men at each other's weddings.

#17 | Posted by woe_is_W at 2016-10-19 12:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-10-19 11:31 AM | Reply | Flag:

Wasn't the "inviting irrelevant attention whores" thing started by the Clinton people when they made a big deal of inviting Mark Cuban to a debate? Actually, I just looked it up and he's going to Hillary's guest again tonight.

So I agree that this is a useless gesture. But I don't get your confusion. You know exactly where this idea came from. You are supporting the campaign that came up with the concept of "troll debate guests".

Donner's self inflicted confusion aside - That Trump still believes he can win by going full retard is pretty funny. He boasted earlier that he's probably the first person who is going to make money by running for president - and that is probably true given how he funnels donor funds towards his own businesses. But he may also become the first person who is going to end up in jail as a result of running for president. It should have already on the table with Trump U but now they are looking at campaign finance, his taxes, his charities.

#18 | Posted by Sully at 2016-10-19 01:10 PM | Reply

Is this so he can look into the audience and say, "Look at my African-American-Kenyan-Muslim over here,"

When Trump said that at a rally, turns out the guy was a Sikh who immigrated from India, not Muslim. Trump essentially said 'ah, same thing.'

#19 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2016-10-19 01:14 PM | Reply

He's doing it to troll Obama.

#4 | Posted by JeffJ

And how does that help him win this debate?

This attention-deficit sociopath can't even stay focused for the most important night of his life.

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2016-10-19 01:22 PM | Reply

Trump is just doing a cheap childish copy of Clinton's Mark Cuban diss.
He's the Doc Sarvis of candidates.

#21 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2016-10-19 01:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

This should help Trump with the Jewish vote.

Trump invites pro-Hamas Malik Obama to debate
www.timesofisrael.com

#22 | Posted by Scotty at 2016-10-19 02:16 PM | Reply

#22 "From the river to the sea"
Same thing the Zionists chant. I wonder how close the chants are phonetically.
Is it like "salaam aleikum" and "shalom alechem" which both mean the same thing?

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2016-10-19 02:22 PM | Reply

#22 - Hillary has already sold herself to Israel.

Haven't you been watching the election coverage...

#24 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2016-10-19 04:39 PM | Reply

Malik will drop the bombshell "yes, my brother Barack was born in Kenya"... Of course, Malik was told beforehand that Hawai'i is a territory of Kenya (irrelevant detail!)..

#25 | Posted by babyhuey at 2016-10-19 04:47 PM | Reply

#21

You really should try to shake yourself loose and waddle on, chumpy.

#26 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2016-10-19 05:07 PM | Reply

Mark Cuban has acted as a Hillary surrogate, so inviting him to the debate is no less legitimate than Drumpf inviting Rudy Ghouliani, who suggested at the first Debate that Cuban wasn't even a real person. As far as I know, Ghouliani holds no position in the Drumpf campaign outside of crazy uncle mouthpiece.

#27 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2016-10-19 07:15 PM | Reply

He's doing it to troll Obama.

#4 | Posted by JeffJ

LOL

Now that is funny stuff I don't care who you are! Does The Troll know that Obama is not running for President and he won't even be there?

So spare us your faux outrage.

#4 | Posted by JeffJ

You obviously mistake my humor for outrage.

And even more hilarious to see all the Deplorables jump to the defense of Donald the Troll.

#28 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-10-19 07:54 PM | Reply

DONNERBOY

"Does The Troll know that Obama is not running for President and he won't even be there?"

LOL ~ I was wondering when somebody was going to say that.

I could not see any reason why Hillary Clinton would feel intimidated by Obama's half brother. To date, he's not even been been a side note for the left or the right. I suppose that Trump was trying to say "See, even Obama's half brother is voting for me," but my reaction was "Who cares."

Really, is Trump dumb enough to think hoards of Clinton voters are suddenly going to switch sides over THAT?

What I really saw was the act of a desperate man who has reached the end of his rope ~ and there is no knot there to save him.

#29 | Posted by Twinpac at 2016-10-20 05:31 AM | Reply

Never quite understood the significance of invited guests

#30 | Posted by eberly at 2016-10-20 11:08 AM | Reply

He's doing it to troll Obama.

#4 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Has anyone pointed out to you, JeffJ, that Obama isn't running for anything? That hanging out with a terrorist supporter doesn't do much for his tough on Terror schtick? Stupid and pointless move on behalf of your Party.

#31 | Posted by northguy3 at 2016-10-20 09:14 PM | Reply

Whiteman gone wild.

#32 | Posted by fresno500 at 2016-10-21 02:26 AM | Reply

so spare us your faux outrage.
Classic snipe from the clown brigade. Obviously no you dont understand the concept of relevance. Obama dogs Trumphole for the nonsense he is doing and actually has control over.. Such as all the whining, petulant, gossipy behavior of his campaign style especially when campaigns are an showing off what your platform is compared to your opponents. Trampling like the rest of the clowns platform is complaining about what Obama hasn't done or how crooked Hillary is as evidenced by her collections

Malik Obama,s opinions about his bro.. are irrelevant...other than he said he likes the Trumpette...and probably because he wants some free publicity.

The Donhole is such a tool... His base are more so.

#33 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2016-10-21 11:26 AM | Reply

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