Continuing his descent into a deep dark hole, Donald Trump has exploited yet another tragedy for his own political gain. What’s more, Donald Trump has already embarrassed himself immensely with African-Americans, after several pathetic attempts to curry their vote. And it looks like he’s done so again.
Trump is facing a fusillade of criticism on social media for his incredibly stupid response to reports that NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin was fatally shot in Chicago on Friday.
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
No matter the national tragedy, Trump will shamelessly make any dire situation about himself. He did the same type of sickening humble brag following the massacre at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida. His latest tweet coincides with his glaringly fake efforts at gaining favor with minorities. But much like his tweets about the Pulse shootings, it blew up in his orange face.
As previously mentioned, Trump has cynically included rhetoric in his rally speeches intended to appeal to black voters, including saying “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.
Wade ignored Trump’s tawdry tweet and instead he said:
“RIP Nykea Aldridge … #EnoughIsEnough”. He then added: “The city of Chicago is hurting. We need more help & more hands on deck. Not for me and my family but for the future of our world. The YOUTH! These young kids are screaming for help!!!”
But leave it to the most narcissistic piece of human excrement to use another tragedy to pat himself on the back.
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