Donald Trump tried yet again to court black voters, and failed spectacularly.
The Republican presidential nominee tweeted about the death of Chicago mom Nykea Aldridge, who was shot while pushing her baby in a stroller.
Aldridge was the cousin of popular Chicago Bulls player Dwyane Wade.
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
Trump originally misspelled the NBA star's first name in his tweet, which he then deleted and reposted with the correct spelling. It was only hours later that he expressed his condolences to the family.
My condolences to Dwyane Wade and his family, on the loss of Nykea Aldridge. They are in my thoughts and prayers.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2016
But Twitter — from celebrities to normal folks — was having none of it.
You are truly a POS https://t.co/cyTwxgxwDh— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 27, 2016
@realDonaldTrump oh now you have sympathy after using someone's tragedy to make a political point. Despicable— Engr. Baffa M. (@MustyBecks) August 27, 2016
@realDonaldTrump An absolute disgrace— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) August 27, 2016
Rival Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has an enormous lead over Trump in terms of black voter support, leading 91 per cent to his one per cent.
Earlier this month, Trump said black voters should vote for him because their communities are suffering under a Democratic government.
"What do you have to lose by trying something new, like Trump?” he said.
“You’re living in poverty. Your schools are no good. You have no jobs. Fifty-eight percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?”
This is the second time Trump has tried to use a tragedy to court voters. After the shooting at a gay Orlando nightclub that killed nearly 50 people, he posted a humblebrag about "being right about radical Islamic terrorism."
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