Dwyane Wade Reacts To Donald Trump’s Offensive Tweet In First Interview Since Cousin Nykea Aldridge’s Murder

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As you may have heard, Dwyane Wade‘s cousin Nykea Aldridge became yet another victim of gun violence late last week when she was killed by a stray bullet while walking her children to school.

While most sane humans reacted to the Chicago shooting by offering their condolences to the Wade and Aldridge families, resident racist Donald Trump decided the best way for him to grieve was to use the mother-of-four’s murder to attract black voters!

During a time that is meant to be spent mourning, Dwyane took a moment to address the bigoted politician’s tweet during an interview with Good Morning America on Friday.

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The NBA star spoke candidly to George Stephanopoulos about Donald’s insensitivity as well as the role his own celebrity plays in media coverage, saying:

“On one hand, your cousin’s death is used as a ploy for political gain — I was grateful that it started a conversation. But on the other hand, it just had a bad taste in my mouth because of what my family is dealing with.

A lot of the things I’ve seen wasn’t even her name. And that hurt me to be the name that they talked about instead of talking about a mother of four.”

Very well said, Dwyane.

There’s no word on whether Trump will take the athlete’s response as an invitation for more race-bating… but we definitely wouldn’t put it past him.

Ch-ch-check out Dwyane and George’s full GMA sit-down (below)!!!

Rest in peace, Nykea.

[Image via Facebook and Ivan Nikolov/JLN/WENN.]

Sep 2, 2016 3:24pm PST

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