Internet destroys Trump for using shooting death of NBA star's cousin to tell blacks 'VOTE TRUMP!'
Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, Arizona. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump took a beating on Twitter Saturday morning after posting a tweet referencing the tragic shooting death NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin and using her death to urge African Americans to vote for him.

Following the announcement that Nykea Aldridge was shot and killed while pushing a stroller in Chicago, Trump tweeted: "Dwayne Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!"

Condemnation for the horrifically cynical pitch was fast and furious on Twitter: