Sunday, August 28, 2016

Trump Campaign Defends Trump Tweet About Death Of NBA Star's Cousin


Donald Trump's campaign manager sought to tamp down criticism of Donald Trump's insensitive tweet Saturday which looked to capitalize on the shooting death of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin.

From The Hill:
"He tweeted his condolences to the family right after that," Kellyanne Conway said on CBS's "Face the Nation."

"I would like everybody to know about both tweets, because I think it's incredibly important for all of us to come together in a very nonpartisan fashion and express our condolences to families like the Wade family and also our outrage that things like this can happen."

Trump on Saturday faced backlash over his tweet about Nykea Aldridge, who was caught in crossfire and shot in the head and arm while leaving a school in Chicago.

"Dwayne [sic] 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.
He later posted another tweet expressing his condolences to the family.

Conway says Trump tweeted his condolences "right after" the first tweet, but that's not accurate.

If you check the time stamps on the original tweet and then the "condolences" tweet they were four hours apart. The first was sent at 6:24AM, the second at 10:48AM.

It took Trump more than four hours to realize how heartless he appeared. And more importantly, "condolences" weren't his first impulse.

By the way, Trump couldn't even manage to spell Dwyane Wade's name correctly in his original tweet.

#Sad #Loser

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/769592508879892480

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