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The campaign confirms that Obama’s Kenyan-born half-brother Malik will be in the audience during the final showdown between Trump and rival Hillary Clinton.
Malik told the New York Post that he’s “excited to be at the debate” and says, “Trump can make America great again.”
Trump also told the paper that Malik, “gets it far better than his brother.”
The candidates have been using their debate guests as a tool to try to get inside each other’s heads. Clinton is bringing frequent Trump critic and billionaire Mark Cuban and Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman.
To the second debate, Trump invited three of the women who accused former President Bill Clinton of sexually harassing or assaulting them years ago.
Speaking at a Rose Garden news conference on Tuesday, Obama referenced Trump’s distrust in the electoral system and accusations that the election is “rigged” by asking the Republican presidential candidate to “stop whining” and casting doubt on the overall process.
Obama went on to further denounce Trump’s consistent chiding about voter fraud by emphasizing that it isn’t based on any concrete evidence.
“You start whining before the game is even over?” he said. “If whenever things are going badly for you and you lose you start blaming somebody else — then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job.”
The first couple hosted Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi as well as other Italian and American dignitaries.
Michelle Obama donned a copper-colored Versace gown in her last outing for the occasion.
The final presidential debate will be held Wednesday in Las Vegas.
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