In an exclusive interview with the Blaze, author Dinesh D’souza (”Obama’s America: Unmaking The American Dream”) spoke about the shame felt by The President’s impoverished relatives and how hypocritical the tense situation is for the left.
D‘souza made national attention this summer for bringing the plight of the president’s brother to light. George Obama lives in a tiny shack in a Nairobi slum and gets by on just a few dollars a month. The author, who has recently paid George’s hospital bills, talked to TheBlaze about the experience.
D’souza juxtaposes the abject poverty and condition of a number of Obama’s direct relatives, including his aunt that sells coal on the street in Kenya, with Obama’s life. And it’s humiliating.
In fact, George “does not even use the name Obama,” the author alarmingly notes. George said to him, “I’m ashamed, because the moment people find out my name they want to know ‘Well aren’t you related to Barrack Obama? How come you are living in the slum?’ And of course there is no answer.”
George Obama had to watch his half-brother become the most powerful man in the world from a rusty seat in a slum shanty bar. The contrast D’souza emphasizes, is very hypocritical. The author notes that Obama continually presses “fair share” as policy and regularly campaigns with the line, “I am my brother’s keeper.”
“There is something wrong with this picture,” D’souza insists. Why? Because “it exposes the fundamental disingenuousness and hypocrisy of Obama’s platform.”
Still, D’souza is quick to point out that George is not “innocent.” He notes the president’s brother is “shifty” and “cunning,“ adding that George is ”all about the money.” But he also calls him a “smart kid” that’s “a little bit of a conservative.”
According to ABC News, D’souzas film 2016, which is the first film to feature George Obama, is on pace to be one of the highest-grossing political documentaries in history. The film has a nationwide release starting today.