Barbara Kinney for Hillary for America(LAS VEGAS) — Donald Trump is continuing his trend of bringing controversial guests to the presidential debates.
The Republican nominee invited Malik Obama, the president’s half-brother, to sit in the audience at Wednesday night’s third and final presidential debate in Las Vegas.
Malik Obama lives in Kenya but is an American citizen and reportedly supports Trump. Sources confirmed to ABC News that the Trump team paid for Malik Obama’s trip to the debate.
At the last debate, Trump brought four women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct. Trump held a press conference with the women — Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Kathy Shelton — before the debate started, mentioned them during the debate, and his campaign arranged for the women to speak to the press in the spin room after the debate in St Louis.
No plans regarding Malik Obama have been formally confirmed by Trump or his campaign.
Trump isn’t the only one bringing some big names to Las Vegas.
Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and a Shark Tank personality, is making his second appearance at a presidential debate this season. He was invited again by Hillary Clinton, who brought him along to the first debate.
Chelsea Clinton will be watching from inside the debate hall with her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, Wednesday night, a spokesperson confirmed to ABC News. Chelsea has been at every one of the presidential debates.
It was not clear if Bill Clinton would be joining Chelsea in the debate hall.
Unlike the second debate, Bill Clinton will not shake hands with Melania Trump before the candidates are called to the stage. In the previous two debates, the spouses of the candidates had to pass each other to get to their seats, shaking hands in the process, but that is not expected to happen Wednesday night at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
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