NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Donald Trump is receiving criticism for his latest tweets, after NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin was fatally gunned down near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children.

“Dwyane Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago,” Trump wrote Saturday. “Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!”

One person responded: “@realDonaldTrump Glad you’re not making this about you. Whew!”

Originally he had spelled Dwyane wrong, but deleted the incorrect version, replacing it with a new tweet using the same wording.

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Some criticized his record with African American voters, accusing him of trying to appeal to them too late. Trump has ramped up efforts to appeal to black and Hispanic voters in recent weeks as the polls show him slipping behind rival Hillary Clinton.

Trump later followed up with a second tweet sending the family his condolences.

“My condolences to Dwyane Wade and his family, on the loss of Nykea Aldridge. They are in my thoughts and prayers,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, Wade, who grew up in Chicago’s south suburbs and recently signed with the Chicago Bulls, decried on Twitter Friday what he called “another act of senseless gun violence.”

Chicago police say they’re questioning three people in the shooting.

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Comments (3)
  1. hocuspocus13 says:

    TRUMP…let’s fix this problem that the Democrats have not that is what he is saying

    In reality the Democrats have abandoned the inner city people who still after 50+ years of Democrat Politicians ruling their neighborhoods still live in poverty and with high crime

    Time to fix it not criticize and twists someone’s words

    The people living in those areas deserve a better life not only for themselves but also their children and grandchildren

    Trump has been the only Presidential Candidate who has given those American’s a voice and hope for a better future and it’s catching on like wildfire

    They are saying…yeah we have been loyal to the Democrats we are the only race that votes that way and yeah what have the Democrats done for us?

    Answer: NOTHING

    TRUMP/PENCE
    LET’S MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN…for everybody 󾓦

  2. sandy says:

    Wow, what a heartless SOB…taking a victory lap about a mother dying. Just like he did with the Pulse shootings. This man has no idea what it takes to be a leader…disgusting!

    1. The Facts says:

      Now. Now. Bubba felt everybody’s pain too!

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