Donald Trump tweeted his reaction to the news of Muhammad Ali’s passing, shortly after the boxer and civil rights activist died at age 74.
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
Ali, born Cassius Clay, converted to Islam in 1964.
Ali issued a statement in December in response to Trump’s proposed immigration ban.
In December, after President Obama said in a speech that “Muslim-Americans are our friends and our neighbors, our co-workers, our sports heroes,” Trump questioned who Obama was referring to.
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
In addition to Ali, other prominent Muslim athletes include Hakeem Olajuwon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Mike Tyson.
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Ali is survived by his wife Lonnie and nine children.