August 29th, 2016 10:02 EST
Holy Uproar Over Donald Trump's Tweet on Killing of Dwyane Wade`s Cousin
On Friday, August 26, Dwyane Wade`s 32-year-old cousin, Nykea Aldridge, was shot and killed in broad daylight after she was caught in the crossfire between gang members.
This kind of senseless killing happens all the time in Chicago without much attention from the press, but because the victim was a relative of an NBA superstar it made headlines.
Donald Trump was quick to weigh in -- on Twitter of course:
Dwayne Wade`s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I`ve been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!
This tweet exposes the base nature of the real estate mogul, let`s examine his tweet:
It`s no surprise that Trump misspelled Wade`s first name; Trump would be well-advised to cancel his Twitter account, but if he`s determined to remain on the social media site, he should at least hire someone to proofread his Twitter rants.
Trump capitalized the words "VOTE TRUMP", using caps in a tweet is the equivalent of shouting in a conversation. Demagogues believe that shouting lends legitimacy to their incoherent and bigoted remarks.
It`s so typical of Trump to make everything, even a tragedy, all about himself. Trump`s narcissism is so transparent, he`s exploiting the death of a young mother for his political benefit. Any African-American who reads Trump`s vote isn`t going to be inclined to VOTE TRUMP.
Trump didn`t express condolences to Aldridge`s family, he lacks genuine concern for Blacks and Hispanics living in the inner city.
Shortly after Trump posted his disastrous tweet, Trump or someone in his staff, deleted the original tweet and reposted it with the correct spelling of Wade`s name. Later this post appeared on Trump`s Twitter feed:
My condolences to Dwyane Wade and his family, on the loss of Nykea Aldridge. They are in my thoughts and prayers.
Too late! Blacks, Latinos, women and veterans have had enough of your toxic tweets. All of these groups that Trump has offended aren`t going to VOTE TRUMP.
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