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Donald Trump slammed for tweet on death of Dwyane Wade’s cousin

WATCH ABOVE: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking in Iowa, commented on the shooting death of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin in Chicago. Trump had taken heat over an earlier tweet.

Donald Trump caused a hailstorm of angry tweets to be lobbed his way when he responded on Twitter to the death of NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin.

On Friday, Wade issued a tweet in which he said his cousin was shot and killed in Chicago.

Wade’s cousin, Nykea Aldridge, was pushing her baby in a stroller near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children when she was fatally shot Friday, according to the Associated Press.

Trump sent out a tweet Saturday morning, which read “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!”

Initially, Trump misspelled Wade’s name before he re-issued the tweet with a correction.

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WATCH: Cousin of NBA star Wade killed in Chicago shooting 
Cousin of NBA star Wade killed in Chicago shooting
Cousin of NBA star Wade killed in Chicago shooting

Actor Don Cheadle slammed Donald Trump Saturday, calling out Trump for politicizing the death of Nykea Aldridge, the cousin of Wade.

Cheadle went off on a Twitter rant which began with “You are truly a POS.”

Later, Trump issued a tweet of condolences to Wade.

Other celebrities also expressed their opinions on the social media outlet.

The response wasn’t limited to celebrities