DWYANE WADE OPENS UP ABOUT DONALD TRUMP'S COMMENTS REGARDING HIS COUSIN
Donald Trump crossed a major line when he brought up the shooing of Dwyane Wade's cousin in an attempt to talk politics on Twitter. Now the Chicago Bulls star is speaking out.
On August 27th, just hours after Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge was gunned down in the south side of Chicago, Trump tweeted "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!"
Dwyane visited Good Morning America Friday to discuss the gun violence in Chicago and what needs to be done to fix things. He also talked about Trump's tweet and how it made him feel.
"On one hand, your cousin's death is used as a ploy for political gain," Wade told George Stephanopoulos. "I was grateful that it started a conversation, but on the other hand, it just [left] a bad taste in my mouth because of what my family is dealing with."
Wade also talked about how it makes him feel to see his name in the headlines instead of the focus being on his cousin, the mother of four.
"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," he told Stephanopoulos who noted that reports identified the woman as "Dwyane Wade's cousin."
"That kind of hurt me and put me in a dark place for a few hours."