Will Dwyane Wade Endorse Donald Trump? That’s what we hear!
NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin was an innocent bystander, police said, pushing her baby in a stroller near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children when she was fatally shot Friday.
Nykea Aldridge’s famous relative, who grew up in Chicago’s south suburbs, tweeted to his nearly 6 million followers about her death, saying Friday it was an “act of senseless gun violence” and posting Saturday morning that Chicago needs “more help & more hands on deck.” Wade ended both days of tweets with the hashtag “Enough-Is-Enough.”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has spoken about the city’s violence, and tweeted about Aldridge’s death Saturday morning. He first posted, “Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!,” and then tweeted, “My condolences to Dwyane and his family, on the loss of Nykea Aldridge. They are in my thoughts and prayers.”
Now, sources close to the campaign are reporting that Wade will be endorsing Donald Trump’s campaign following the fatal shooting.
“It will be coming this week,” one operative told a group of reporters outside Trump HQ in New York on Monday afternoon.
“This will be a very big endorsement for the Trump campaign, and we are excited to welcome Mr. Wade and his fans on-board!” the operative said.
At the same time it will be an enormous endorsement for Unity, Americanism, and Patriotism. It could help bring together all Americans for the good of our Country. It can start healing a Nation that has a gaping wound know as racial division, made tremendously worse by the Democrat’s constant dousing of hate.
Wade’s endorsement will solidify one of the main talking points of Trump’s campaign over the past few weeks: that African-American voters are tired of the failed policies of the Obama-Clinton team, and they are ready for policies that grow their communities and keep them safe.
“What do you have to lose?” Trump has asked African-Americans over the past several weeks, as he has painted a dire picture of life in minority communities and referred specifically to gun violence in Chicago.
Like Donald Trump, it appears that Dwyane is saying enough is enough!
Dwyane spoke out on racial violence, and for change, about a month ago, along with two of his closes friends, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James.
All-Star guard Dwyane Wade said that he intends to try to find ways to stop racial violence, and that he has friends who are willing to commit to the cause.
“I think this is a worldly thing. This is not just an African-American thing,” said Wade. “We all believe in one common goal, to stop the violence.”
Anthony’s message included the words: “There’s NO more sitting back and being afraid of tackling and addressing political issues anymore.”
Wade said he loved seeing Anthony say that.
“As an athlete and as a person who has this platform, we like to sell things, we like to be on commercials, we like to do all these things,” Wade said. “But when things come up in life I think you have a responsibility as a face of this world, if you believe in something to get behind that.”
“It’s awful. It’s always been awful,” Wade said. “Now because of all these cameras and social media, we’re able to see it more. We have to do better. It’s going to take certain people to lend their voice, lend their time to do that. I’m happy to say that I have friends that are willing to do that. We’ll all get together to see what we can do and we can go from there.”
Wade’s foundation also plans on trying to develop safe-havens for kids in Chicago, his hometown and a place that has long been dealing with a gun-violence epidemic. Wade had a nephew injured by gunfire in Chicago in 2012.
Speaking Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa, Trump said the death of Nykea Aldridge, while going to register her children for school “breaks our hearts. This shouldn’t happen in America.”
Trump has shined a spotlight on Chicago’s violence, criticizing everyone from Police Department leadership not being tough on crime to President Barack Obama, who got his start as a community organizer on the South Side, on the campaign trail, including during the Republican National Convention.
It looks as if America has had enough! Enough senseless death, enough violence, enough racial division! We are America and “Enough-Is-Enough”, Dwyane Wade!