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Don Cheadle leads celebrity attacks against Donald Trump's latest scandalous comments

Hollywood A-listers are incensed over the insensitive remarks the Republican presidential candidate made about the violent death of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin.

Actor Don Cheadle and other celebrities took to Twitter to express their disgust over U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump's latest controversial remarks.

On Friday (26Aug16) professional basketball player Dwyane Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge died in Chicago, Illinois after she was shot while pushing a baby stroller down the street.

In a grief-stricken tweet, the NBA athlete wrote: "My cousin was killed today in Chicago. Another act of senseless gun violence. 4 kids lost their mom for NO REASON. Unreal. #EnoughIsEnough".

And in response to the mournful message, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump looked at the tragedy as an opportunity to call attention to his political campaign, writing on his own Twitter account on Saturday morning (27Aug16): "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!"

In addition to misspelling Dwyane's name, Trump neglected to offer condolences to the basketball star's family, prompting actor Don Cheadle to step in with his own assessment of the billionaire wannabe politician's actions.

"You are truly a POS (piece of s**t)," the Crash star tweeted, before launching another incendiary diss against the Republican nominee.

"Sorry. I misspelled 'die in a grease fire.'", Cheadle wrote.

Don wasn't the only celebrity who was incensed by the way Donald Trump handled the tragedy. Actress Holly Robinson Peete was literally left breathless when she read the 70-year-old businessman's tweet.

"I am just...I am so offended by this I can barely breathe," she published on Twitter. "My prayers and condolences go out to the Wade family."

Former Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams was also left unimpressed with Trump's statement, noting: "@realDonaldTrump An absolute disgrace".

Throughout his bid to become the next U.S. president, Trump has divided America with his remarks about immigrants, Muslims, women and his Democrat opponent Hillary Clinton.

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