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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Social media fires back at Trump for tweet about Dwyane Wade's cousin

By Paulina Firozi - 08-27-16 10:13 AM EDT

Donald Trump is facing heavy criticism on social media for his response to reports that NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was fatally shot in Chicago on Friday.

"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!," he tweeted on Saturday morning.

The tweet is in line with Trump's recent minority outreach attempts. He has specifically included rhetoric in his rally speeches that he hopes will appeal to black voters, including asking them "what do you have to lose" by voting for Trump.

"Look at how badly things are going under decades of Democratic leadership - look at the schools, look at the 58 percent of young African-Americans not working," Trump said to black voters at a rally in North Carolina last week.

But many have pointed to Trump's tweet as tone deaf and opportunistic in light of the tragic death, and criticized him for misspelling Dwyane Wade's name in the tweet.

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