Dwyane Wade Breaks Silence on Trump's Tweet About His Cousin's Murder
Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade broke his silence Thursday following Donald Trump’s controversial tweet about his cousin’s death.
Wade told ABC News that the viral tweet left him feeling “conflicted."
“I was grateful that it started a conversation, but on the other hand, it left a bad taste in my mouth,” Wade told George Stephanopoulos.
Trump mentioned the death of Nykea Aldridge, who was shot while pushing her baby’s stroller in a dangerous part of Chicago, as part of his pitch to African-American voters.
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
“Because of what my family is dealing with, and what Chicago is dealing with… sounds like [it was used] for a political gain,” Wade said.
“I want us to be able to do more together. The only way to do more together is [for] more people to know what’s going on,” he added.
The tweet last weekend drew a swift backlash from critics and Trump later sent out a message of condolence to the Wade family.