White House Questions Purpose of Trump's Invitation of Obama's Half-Brother

White House press secretary Josh Earnest answered questions about the GOP candidate's decision to invite Malik Obama to attend the third and final presidential debate.
2:09 | 10/19/16

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I haven't spoken to about it but them. I don't suspect that the president to spend a lot of time. Considering whether or not his brother in Washington attend the debate. He does choose to attend hopefully elusive and more from the justice and the debate. To chart their relationship. I don't know I don't know much about it my understanding is that there's not much. Front. He brewers should again and does the president see this as saying perhaps no we're not so subtle echo her version. No I don't think it is I have to admit that I really don't know exactly what the instances. This invitation other than probably get you guys ask me about it. But even then I'm not really sure it would goal that accomplishes but. You can if he checked people who opted invitation. And whether they sell. You have to. Some people described. This approach tactics this sort scorched earth policy. Approach recent days that. It's accurate. Well I know that other analysts observe it doesn't appear to be a vote getting strategy either but. Look at you know for that for the strategy that they're engaged and they're not looking for advice for me. And it's pretty evident. From from the strategies that they've chosen to pursue but. You know I'll let him run his campaign and and it gets three weeks left rescue that are strategy they believe. Honestly believed successors. Will be watching the tonight with interest look I think like most Americans the president is interest into. To see what happens in this final confrontation between the two candidates there's an opportunity for. You know each candidate. It's always deliver closing argument this will be the last major platform that both candidates have been at it makes it that makes for an important moment and the president you know like most Americans were on this election and it's a lot of people is interested to see what's gonna.

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