Dwyane Wade Addresses Donald Trump Using Cousin's Death for Political Gain

Dwyane Wade Addresses Donald Trump Using Cousin's Death for Political Gain

Published September 2, 2016

The senseless murder of Dwyane Wade's cousin in Chicago last weekend was tragic enough for the NBA superstar and his family.

The last thing they needed while grieving the tragic murder of Nykea Aldridge, a 32-year-old mother of four, was for Donald Trump to use the situation as a selfish attempt for his own political gain.

Yet, that's exactly what happened when Trump used the homicide in a tweet Saturday.

After Wade's initial series of tweets last weekend, pleading #EnoughIsEnough over the gun violence in Chicago, the Chicago Bulls guard wasn't about to let Trump off the hook.

During an exclusive interview with Good Morning America on Thursday, Wade slammed the businessman-turned-politician for using his cousin's death as a "ploy for a political gain."

On the other hand, as disgusted as Wade was over Trump's tweet, he's pleased that the tragic story was able to bring more eyes on the ongoing violence in his hometown Chicago.

Here's what he had to say.

Well said.

Aldridge was not the intended target of the gang-related shooting in Chicago last weekend.

Brothers Darwin Sorrells Jr., 26, and Derren Sorrells, 22, were arrested and charged with first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder on Sunday.

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