Trump Called Out Over 'Hypocrisy' Of Paying Tribute To Muhammad Ali

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Just a few months ago, the foul-mouthed billionaire sarcastically posed a question on Twitter, asking if any Muslims “sports heroes” even existed.

Donald Trump, over the course of his nearly a year-long presidential campaign, has cemented his reputation as a pathological liar, backtracker and a hypocrite.

Yet, somehow, he still manages to shock people with his words and actions.

Recently, the Republican presidential front-runner set off angry backlash after he tweeted his tribute to boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died on June 3 of "septic shock due to unspecified natural causes.”

 

 

People accused the media mogul of hypocrisy for praising Ali, a practicing Muslim, just months after Trump questioned if any Muslims were “sports heroes” on Twitter:

 

 

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Also, when Trump announced his now-infamous Muslim ban last year, Ali issued a rare statement denouncing rising Islamophobic sentiment in the West.

“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 to NBC News. “True Muslims know that the ruthless violence of so called Islamic jihadists goes against the very tenets of our religion.”

Oddly, following the boxing champion’s death, Ali's spokesman Bob Gunnell prompted confusion by saying the statement had not in fact been aimed at Trump, claiming it was, in fact, directed at "jihadists and extremists."

Nevertheless, people criticized Trump for his two-facedness:

 

 

 

 

 

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