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.

By SI Wire
June 04, 2016

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.

Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, has been outspoken about Muslims, calling for a ban on Muslim immigrants to the United States and saying “Islam hates us.”

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.

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.

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