Obama American president's half-brother sells revealing letter from the president

According to the letter, which has gone viral since sale, Obama explained his reasons for getting into politics — including 'to deal with some serious issues blacks face here.'

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Malik Abongo Roy Obama, the half brother to American president, Barack Obama, has sold a handwritten letter from the president, penned 20 years ago.

According to the letter, which has gone viral since sale, Obama explained his reasons for getting into politics — including 'to deal with some serious issues blacks face here.'

Continuing, the letter, which was written in 1995 revealed the president's closeness with his older brother as he described in details how and current situations of his political ambition.

'Some colleagues of mine here have talked me into running for the Illinois State Senate (like being an MP for a province), I have agreed, since I have an interest in politics to deal with some serious ­issues blacks face here,' Obama wrote.

The letter also reveals Obama’s disdain for meetings, saying, 'Of course, it involves a lot of campaigning, going to meetings and so on, which I don’t find so attractive. Anyway, if I win it will only be a part-time post, and I will ­continue my work as a lawyer.'

'Michelle is fine, also busy with her work. My mom’s health has been stabilized for now, but she is by no means cured and continues to undergo extensive treatment,' the letter, which was offered up to parties such as ­LA-based memorabilia dealer Moments in Time before it was snapped up by a collector, reads.

Malik, who lives in Kenya, also sold two other handwritten letters from Obama for nearly $15,000 each in 2013.

The amount paid for the letter was not disclosed. The White House did not comment.

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