Donald Trump tweeted about the shooting death of NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin Saturday.
Donald Trump tastelessly used the tragic shooting death of basketball star Dwyane Wade’s cousin to appeal to black voters — but he couldn’t even spell the Chicago Bulls player’s name correctly.
“Dwayne Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago,” Trump tweeted Saturday, a day after 32-year-old Nykea Aldridge was shot dead. “Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!”
The Republican presidential hopeful offered no condolences or sympathy to Aldridge’s grieving family — but he did manage to misspell Wade’s first name.
Wade — who sent out his own tweets Friday night condemning senseless gun violence in the wake of his cousin’s death — did not immediately respond to Trump’s typo-ridden message.
Aldridge was walking through the Parkway Gardens and pushing her 3-week-old daughter in a stroller Friday afternoon when she was shot in the head and arm near the Dulles School of Excellence. The mom of four was on her way to register her older children for school, officials said.
Nykea Aldridge, 32, was shot to death at the Dulles School of Excellence on the South Side of Chicago Friday.
The baby girl was not injured in the gun attack.
“My cousin was killed today in Chicago,” Wade, who grew up in Chicago and signed with the Bulls earlier this year, wrote on Twitter Friday evening. “Another act of senseless gun violence. 4 kids lost their mom for NO REASON. Unreal. #EnoughisEnough.”
Trump’s crass tweet came as he desperately and bizarrely tried to court black voters. He is currently polling aroun 1%.
Last week, he predicted that, if elected this November, he’ll be so good for black Americans that they’ll universally reelect him in 2020.
Dwyane Wade did not immediately respond to the Republican presidential hopeful’s typo-ridden message.
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“At the end of four years I guarantee you I will get over 95% of the African-American vote,” he barked at a Michigan rally. “What do you lose by trying something new like Trump?”
He also claimed that Democratic rival Hillary Clinton — who is polling much better with black voters — is a “bigot” who doesn’t care about minority communities.
“We reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton, which panders to and talks down to communities of color and sees them only as votes — that’s all they care about,” Trump said earlier this month to an overwhelmingly white crowd.