No Statement From Obama or Clinton on Murder of Dwyane Wade’s Cousin as Trump Sends Condolences

While Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is taking flak for commenting that the shooting death of mother of four Nykea Aldridge, cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, while she was pushing a baby stroller down a Chicago sidewalk Friday afternoon is what he has been speaking about in saying African-Americans should vote for him because he will make it safe for Blacks to walk their neighborhoods without getting shot, there has been no statement by President Barack Obama nor any statement by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Aldridge’s murder.

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Clinton and Obama are both from Chicago which is currently run by Mayor Rahm Emmanuel who has close political ties to both Clinton and Obama.

A news search shows no reports of statement by Clinton or Obama. No statements can be found on their respective Twitter accounts, however, there are two tweets by Clinton spokesman Josh Schwerin mocking Trump for his tweets on Aldridge’s murder.

“Not that there was any doubt about who wrote this”

“So Trump’s staff deleted his tweet and retweeted with the correct spelling?”

Trump’s corrected tweet and condolence statement:

“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!”

“My condolences to Dwyane Wade and his family, on the loss of Nykea Aldridge. They are in my thoughts and prayers.”

Trump spoke about Aldridge’s murder in a speech in Iowa Saturday afternoon.

“Trump addresses shooting of Dwyane Wade’s cousin in Iowa. In prepared remarks, Wade’s name is misspelled.”

Trump’s statement as delivered:

“Trump mentions Dwyane Wade’s family tragedy in his speech today here in Iowa. Full bit below:”

Fox News posted an excerpt of Trump’s Iowa speech where he spoke Aldridge’s murder.

UPDATE: Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine spoke to the press about Trump’s tweet Saturday afternoon during a campaign stop in Miami Lakes, Florida.

“Kaine on @realDonaldTrump tweet abt Dwyane Wade’s cousin: “We just ought to be extending or sympathy to the family.””

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