Donald Trump has taken to both Facebook and Twitter to remember his “friend” Muhammad Ali since his passing Friday night. Although we’ve never heard of a connection between the two before, Trump took Ali’s recent death as an opportunity to get much-needed attention on social media. Trump posted the following picture of himself with an already frail Ali during a random encounter at a charity event for Cerebral Palsy.
Turns out, however, that Muhammad Ali was no fan of Trump at all. Not only was he a Democrat in support of Barack Obama, but he was a Muslim who took great offense to the hateful rhetoric that helped Donald Trump amass an insane amount of supporters in the last year. That rhetoric included the ban of all Muslims from entering the United States.
Muhammad Ali said this about Donald Trump last December:
“I am a Muslim and there is nothing Islamic about killing innocent people in Paris, San Bernardino, or anywhere else in the world. True Muslims know that the ruthless violence of so called Islamic Jihadists goes against the very tenets of our religion.”
“We as Muslims have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda. They have alienated many from learning about Islam. True Muslims know or should know that it goes against our religion to try and force Islam on anybody.”
“Speaking as someone who has never been accused of political correctness, I believe that our political leaders should use their position to bring understanding about the religion of Islam and clarify that these misguided murderers have perverted people’s views on what Islam really is.”
Trump obviously has no idea that Ali is Muslim, since Ali clearly does not wear the proper “Muslim attire” to be considered Muslim by Trump. Kind of like when Trump met that group of Native Americans and said, “they don’t look like indians to me, and they don’t look like indians to indians.” It’s quite obvious that Trump knows nothing about his “friend” Ali in the following image:
Remember when all Dan Quayle had to do to become a laughing stock was misspell potato? Back when politicians were held to an intellectual standard by their peers and constituents. Those were the days..