Trump Faces Backlash Over Tweets About Shooting of Dwyane Wade's Cousin

Trump's first tweet didn't express sympathy and condolences to the family but said incident was why African Americans will vote for him.
1:49 | 08/27/16

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That tragedy in Chicago is making its way on to the campaign trail. Donald Trump facing instant backlash for using the deadly shooting to appeal to african-american voters tweeting they will vote for him. ABC's David Wright from Iowa. Just yesterday the cousin of NBA star dwyane wade, a great guy, dwyane wade, was the victim of a tragic shooting. Reporter: Today in Iowa Donald Trump cited the Chicago shooting as a tragic example of what's gone wrong in American cities. I'm running to offer a better future to the citizens of Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago, all across this great land, inner city and outer city. Reporter: All week long trump reaching out to black voters and mostly white rallies like this one where we didn't see any african-americans. Vote for Donald Trump, I will fix it. What do you have to lose? It can't get any worse. Reporter: Trump didn't help his case first thing this morning by tweeting not to offer sympathy at first but to score political points. Dwyane wade's cousin was shot and killed by walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I've been saying. African-americans will vote trump. Only four hours after that tweet did he offer condolences. That initial tweet brought a firestorm of reaction from actor don Cheadle to this voter who tweeted trump is a sick man this doesn't earn you african-american votes. The voters we spoke with were sympathetic to the way trump moderates his tone. What remains to be seen, how african-american voters will respond. They simply weren't here. Cecelia. David thank you.

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