Just hours after news broke that NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin was shot dead walking a baby stroller in Chicago, Donald Trump tried to capitalize on the tragedy by making it all about him.
“Dwayne Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!” Trump tweeted Saturday, apparently trying to win over African American voters in his ongoing bid to show the world he’s not racist.
Dwyane Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2016
Wade’s cousin, Nykea Aldridge, was killed on the South Side of Chicago on Friday while pushing a baby stroller on her way to register her kids for school. Wade tweeted about the crime to remind his followers about the ongoing problem of gun violence in Chicago, while Trump appeared to be celebrating the moment in the hopes it would give him more supporters. Trump’s comments, which appeared to be an attempt to remind voters that he is the “law and order candidate,” sparked outrage among Twitter users, with many denouncing the Republican nominee for hijacking the tragic news to push his own agenda.
@realDonaldTrump Didn't you say Clinton shouldn't use deaths of Blacks for her political gain?
— Sahil Lavingia (@shl) August 27, 2016
You are truly a POS https://t.co/cyTwxgxwDh
— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 27, 2016
@realDonaldTrump An absolute disgrace
— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) August 27, 2016
.@realDonaldTrump So we're clear: You took the time to delete this because of the misspelling, but didn't reconsider ANY OF THE OTHER PARTS?
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) August 27, 2016
— Jake from state farm (@my2bits4u) August 27, 2016
— Tonja Covington (@tlc777) August 27, 2016
@realDonaldTrump the cap locked words say it all – you don't care about anyone but yourself. You are a sad human being.
— Paolo Gregoletto (@TriviumPaolo) August 27, 2016
.@realDonaldTrump I saw this & thought, "This MUST be a parody account. Nobody's this much of a cunt." Alas..
— David Hughes (@david8hughes) August 27, 2016