Associated Press Takes Heat For Tweet Equating Donald Trump with Dwyane Wade


On Friday, NBA star Dwyane Wade tweeted about the tragic murder of his cousin, and on Saturday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump issued several tweets in which he misspelled Wade’s name, and used his cousin’s murder as evidence that black voters should vote for him.

Here’s how The Associated Press reported that series of events:

That tweet sparked widespread backlash on Twitter:

The AP later tweeted an update about criticism of Trump’s tweets, but that didn’t really help:

Trump’s Twitter feed posted a condolence tweet hours after the fact, but as Keith Olbermann noted, that tweet was likely sent by a staffer, not Trump himself.

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