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Donald Trump posts Muhammad Ali tribute, gets ripped apart on Twitter

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Donald Trump posts Muhammad Ali tribute, gets ripped apart on Twitter
Following boxing legend Muhammad Ali's passing at the age of 74 on Friday, Donald Trump, like millions of others, took to social media to pay tribute to the late Ali. Turns out, that might have been a mistake. As soon as Trump posted his message, Twitter began tearing him apart, calling him a hypocrite and a liar for remembering a Muslim.

It all began when Trump tweeted:  Fun fact: Trump and Ali had a friendship going back almost four decades and Ali even attended Trump's wedding back in 2005.
 

#MuhammadAli is dead at 74! A truly great champion and a wonderful guy. He will be missed by all! #RIP

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Last year, however, the boxing great issued a statement titled “Presidential Candidates Proposing to Ban Muslim Immigration to the United States”, in which he wrote: “We as Muslims have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda.” He never called out Trump, but most assumed that's who he was targeting. 
 
Whether his message was heartfelt or not, Trump's tweet didn't stand a chance and was soon innundated with responses like:
Do you think Trump is a hypocrite for remembering Ali?