Trump Mourns Ali, Promptly Gets Reminded of When He Trashed Muslim Sports Heroes


muhammad aliThe death of boxing icon Muhammad Ali is being mourned as a tremendous loss to boxing and world history, and Donald Trump is getting a lot of blowback for seemingly trying to capitalize on the tragedy.

The legendary athlete died Friday night due to reported septic shock, and the loss has captured the attention of the media and celebrities who are mourning all over social media and other spaces. Ever attuned to the news cycle, Trump found out about Ali’s death shortly after it happened, which resulted in this tweet.

Trump’s remembrance of Ali is interesting, considering the fact that Ali was a Muslim who raked Trump across the coals for his repeated incendiary comments about Islam. More than that, Trump’s tribute is especially hollow given that it was only a few months ago that Trump sent out quite the dismissive tweet about Muslim sports figures in America.

Trump received a lot of criticism for this tweet back then, and today, many Twitter users decided to burn him for jumping on the bandwagon of the world’s mourning:

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