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Trump will bring Obama’s half brother to debate

FILE - This Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004 file photo shows Malik Obama, the older brother of US President Barack Obama, who holds an undated picture of Barak, left, and himself, center, and an unidentified friend in his shop in Siaya, eastern Kenya. A Kenyan half-brother of President Barack Obama says he will vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and not the candidate his brother has endorsed, Hillary Clinton. Malik Obama told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he thinks Trump has a lot of energy and is very straightforward. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo/File)

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In 2004, Malik Obama held up an undated picture of Barak Obama, left, and himself, center, and an unidentified friend in his shop in eastern Kenya.

Donald Trump’s campaign will bring President Barack Obama’s half-brother to the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday.

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.

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Malik tells the New York Post that he’s ‘‘excited to be at the debate’’ and says, ‘‘Trump can make America great again.’’

Trump also tells the paper that Malik ‘‘gets it far better than his brother.’’

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The candidates have been using their debate guests as a tool to try to get inside their rivals’ heads. Clinton is bringing frequent Trump critic and billionaire Mark Cuban and Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman.

Trump invited to the most recent debate three of the women who accused former President Bill Clinton of sexually harassing or assaulting them years ago.

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