As a tribute to the late, great Phyllis Schlafly, I hope everybody can go out and get her latest book, THE CONSERVATIVE CASE FOR TRUMP.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2016
Once again, Donald Trump has used someone's death to promote himself on Twitter.
Phyllis Schlafly, a controversial conservative activist known largely for her efforts in shutting down the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, died on Sunday at the age of 92.
She also wrote a book called "The Conservative Case for Trump," which hit stores Tuesday.
Trump tweeted out the connection at 8:48 Tuesday morning.
In his first tweet, he misspelled Schlafly's first name. This is a Tweetdeck screengrab; the original tweet has since been deleted.
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
It's not the first time Trump has used a prominent figure's death to promote his agenda.
This story is not about Mr. Khan, who is all over the place doing interviews, but rather RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM and the U.S. Get smart!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2016
Recently, he infamously criticized a Gold Star family for their speech at the DNC.
My heartfelt condolences to the family of Kathryn Steinle. Very, very sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2015
He offered condolences to the family of a woman killed by an illegal immigrant...
...but then used it as leverage to build the Mexican border wall.
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