In an indirect sort of way:
One of President Obama’s half-brothers is selling two notes that he received from his famous sibling and selling them for $15,000 each.
The two notes are both written on White House letterhead and feature the same message though they are addressed to two different groups of people.
‘Thanks for your prayers and support,’ the letters read, signing off with his initials ‘B.O.’
The letters were sent by the President shortly after his Kenyan relatives flew from Africa to Washington D.C. in January 2009 to attend his inauguration.
The New York Post reports that Barack’s brother Malik Abongo Obama, who has the same father as the President, was approached by Gary Zimet, an American collector, who wanted to see if he had any letters available for auction.
Get your bid in now, Chris Matthews!