Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reputation the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali in a tweet Friday, calling him a “truly great endorse and a wonderful guy.”
Which is awkward, considering the fact that Trump have already been implied that someone like Ali didn’t exist, and called for a ban on members of Ali’s religion from entering the country.
In December, Trump wondered President Barack Obama’s praise of Muslim Americans, and specially his calling them “our boasts heroes.”
Trump couldn’t wrap his orange psyche all over the “sports heroes” part, tweeting, “What sport is he speak about, and who? ” It was an strange theme as he had personally met countless Muslim sports virtuosoes in the past, including Ali, who converted to Islam in 1964.
Soon after, Trump proposed a absolutely frightful contrive — to ban all Muslims, from refugees to sightseers, from participating the United States, as a room to thwart terrorism.( He has since attempted to write off the statement as “just a suggestion.”)
Ali himself responded to the bigoted “suggestion” in a statement.
“I am a Muslim and there is nothing Islamic about killing innocent people in Paris, San Bernardino, or anywhere else in the world, ” Ali wrote. “True Muslims know that the brutal savagery of so called Islamic Jihadists travels against the very doctrines of our religion.”
What’s more, BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kacysnki pointed out on Twitter Saturday that — 16 years ago — Trump ascribed Ali with educating him about tolerance. In his 2000 book, The America We Deserve , Trump wrote 😛 TAGEND
Too bad Trump seems to have forgotten what he learned.
Editor’s tone: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial storyteller, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from participating the U.S .
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