Nearly three years after the death of the King of Pop, his brother Jermaine says that Michael Jackson is the reason that Barack Obama was elected president. In a recent interview, Jermaine Jackson says that his brother’s interviews with talk show queen Oprah Winfrey propelled her success and fame, thus, her support for Obama led to his presidency. The Independent reports:
Barack Obama would not have made it to The White House had it not been for Michael Jackson, according to an emotional testimony from the late singer’s brother.
Speaking to The Independent ahead of the third anniversary of his brother’s death today, Jermaine Jackson expressed his deep-seated disappointment at how his brother has been commemorated in America since his death in 2009. “I think America has let Michael down. If he was from any other country they would have erected permanent tributes to him for what he’s done for music.”
Instead, he said, the Jackson family remain locked in grief and still seeking closure on what really happened during Michael Jackson’s final hours. The singer died in a rented estate in California where he was preparing for a comeback tour. “The family still need to know who else came into the house that night. In time we might get answers but there will never be closure.”
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