George Obama is Barack Obama's half-brother, so what is he doing appearing in a documentary that knocks the president? As THR reports, George is featured in conservative writer Dinesh D'Souza's "2016: Obama's America," which is based on D'Souza's book The Roots of Obama's Rage.
That book put forth D'Souza's wildly unpopular belief that Barack Obama's Kenyan heritage instilled a burning hate for all things colonial in the president. The author contends that Obama was introduced to this distaste for colonial powers from his (and George's) father.
In the clip above, George is seen fielding questions from D'Souza, and generally disagreeing with every principle the latter raises. When the author and filmmaker presses Obama on why his wealthy and powerful brother isn't helping him financially, George says the president "has a family of his own."
"He’s got other issues to deal with,” he adds. “He’s taking care of the world, so he’s taking care of me."
George is the youngest of the seven children fathered by the senior Obama. At one point, he was rumored to have received a six-figure book deal. "Homeland: An Extraordinary Story of Hope and Survival" was released in January 2010 and co-written by journalist Damien Lewis.
D'Souza was able to snag some impressive talent and benefactors for the project. Per THR:
"2016" was produced by Gerald Molen, the Oscar-winning producer of "Schindler’s List," "Jurassic Park," "Rain Man" and "Minority Report," and it was bankrolled by a couple of dozen wealthy conservatives, the most prominent being TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, who also backed "The Conspirator," Robert Redford's movie about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
HuffPost Politics' Jason Linkins wrote about D'Souza's "loose grasp on factual reality" in October of 2010, the last time the controversial author was making any real waves. For more from that report, click here. For more on "2016: Obama's America," head over to THR. The film will see a limited release on July 27.
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