Trump’s Hypocrisy Over Twitter Tribute to Muhammad Ali
There’s been no shortage of reflection and celebration when it comes to the remarkable life of Muhammad Ali. That’s essentially the deal when you’re one of the most beloved figures in American sport and American culture in general. He was the champ, he stood for his beliefs and ranks as a true one-off.
Among the tributes pouring in as the public remembers The Greatest is one from presidential candidate and “it’s 2016 and everything seems to come back to this guy” press magnet Donald Trump. The current GOP hope for the White House marked Ali’s passing with a tweet very much in the voice of The Donald.
Muhammad Ali is dead at 74! A truly great champion and a wonderful guy. He will be missed by all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2016
Naturally, the internet went “wait, isn’t that the dude that’s been making incredibly controversial remarks about Muslims?” To which a healthy stockpile of receipts replied, “YUP!” It was pretty much instantaneous that a certain infamous tweet was placed in the spotlight to dispute Trump having a pro-Ali stance.
Obama said in his speech that Muslims are our sports heroes. What sport is he talking about, and who? Is Obama profiling?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2015
(h/t Yahoo News)
Donald Trump has said many inflammatory statements towards the Muslim religion.
- Donald Trump calls for ‘total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States’
- Donald Trump repeats myth that London and Paris contain ‘Muslim no-go areas’
- Trump Claims Banned Muslims Likely to Fight ISIS In Order to Return Home
- Trump Ejects Muslim Couple in Silent Protest
While Trump has called Ali a personal friend in the past, the boxing great has spoken out against the Presidential candidate’s ban on Muslim immigrants.
Statement from Muhammad Ali on the proposed Muslim ban (from 12/9/15)pic.twitter.com/VxH7Sj0NPh
— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) June 4, 2016