Dwyane Wade Says Donald Trump Tweet About His Cousin's Death Left a 'Bad Taste in My Mouth'
By Jackie Willis
Dwyane Wade gave his first sit-down interview since the death of his cousin, and reacted to a tweet that Donald Trump posted immediately following news of the tragedy.
"On one hand, your cousin's death is used as a ploy for political gain," the 34-year-old NBA pro told Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos. "I was grateful that it started a conversation, but on the other hand, it just [left] a bad taste in my mouth because of what my family is dealing with."
Nykea Aldridge, 32, was pushing a baby stroller last Friday when she was shot dead. Police say the mother of four was not the intended target of the shooting, and the baby in the stroller was not struck by the gunfire. According to law enforcement, the suspects were targeting a for-hire driver.