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Would Muhammad Ali still be friends with Donald Trump today?

President Donald Trump said he was considering pardoning Muhammad Ali, despite it being unnecessary since his 1967 draft evasion conviction was overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971. Ali and Trump were friendly with one another. Ali presented Trump with multiple awards and Trump attended the boxing champion's charity events. But given Trump's ongoing feud with NFL athletes and his hardline policies, it's tough to imagine that friendship remaining intact if Ali was alive today. What do you think? 🥊

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Donald Trump was an admirer of Muhammad Ali. He would come to his charity events to help out any way he could. Ali even presented Trump with philanthropy awards. They might not agree on everything, but their friendship would be intact. Here is Steve Eder with the New York Times with more:

The two men had been friendly for many years, dating back at least to the 1980s. Ali attended Mr. Trump’s 2005 wedding to Melania Knauss in Palm Beach, Fla., and Mr. Trump appeared at Ali’s charity events...

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In 1988, he threw a birthday party for Ali with 500 guests in Atlantic City. In 1991, Newsday reported at the time, he left a divorce negotiation with Ivana Trump to speak at an awards dinner for Ali in New Jersey, then returned.

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Over the years, Ali presented Mr. Trump with at least two awards honoring his charitable work. At a 2007 auction to benefit the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, the winning bidder offered hundreds of thousands of dollars to have a meal with Mr. Trump.
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Ali and Trump may have been friendly in the past, but the president's policies would oppose everything Ali stood for. Trump attempted to ban citizens from Muslim countries from entering the United States, a travel ban that affected Ali's son. Trump insulted athletes protesting police brutality. Any friendship Ali had with Trump would not have survived this presidency. Here is the greatest himself: 

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.

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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.

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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.
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