UPDATE: 4:00 p.m. Saturday:
- Donald Trump at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday expressed his condolences to Dwyane Wade's family after the death of his cousin and added that violence in Chicago is "only getting worse"
- Trump on violence in Chicago: 'We cannot tolerate it"
- Trump said his goal is to remove all illegal criminal immigrants
- He said his plan is to "expand opportunity and ensure equality" for African-Americans
Here's part of Trump's speech at the rally, where he addresses the shooting of Wade's cousin, Nykea Aldridge.
Hours before he delivered a fiery speech at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Donald Trump came under fire for one of his tweets.
The Trump campaign is getting some serious flack after Donald Trump on Saturday took to Twitter to suggest a link between the shooting death of NBA superstar Dwyane Wade's cousin and the elections."
Dwyane Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago," he tweeted."
Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!"
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
Trump tweeted this after deleting a similar tweet, but "Dwyane" was misspelled.
Nykea Aldridge, mother of four and cousin of Chicago Bulls' star Dwyane Wade, was shot and killed Friday while pushing a baby stroller on the south side of Chicago.
Now, users are slamming Trump and accusing him of politicizing Aldridge's death, saying his timing and taste could not have been worse.
Sequence:— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) August 27, 2016
1. Trump tweets depravity
2. Staffer: "you misspelled Dwyane"
3. Tweet deleted
4. Correction tweeted
5. After-thought Condolences
I believe that Donald Trump just— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) August 27, 2016
1) deleted the worst tweet ever, and
2) TWEETED it again, with the spelling of Dwyane corrected.
My condolences to Dwyane Wade and his family, on the loss of Nykea Aldridge. They are in my thoughts and prayers.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2016
Trump soon followed up his corrected tweet by sharing his condolences.