Donald Trump, “The World will miss Muhammad Ali”
Donald Trump and the world expressed his condolences via Twitter on the death of boxing legend Muhammad Ali aka Cassius Clay, saying the late heavy weight boxing Champion would be “missed by all.”
Cassius Clay died Friday at 74 anni in a Phoenix, AZ hospital of septic shock.
Cassius Clay was the youngest ever to win the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship at age 22 after winning Boxing’s Gold Metal at the Olympic Games in Rome, Italy
Early in his career Cassius Clay became a Muslim and last year spoke out after Donald Trump proposed a temporary ban on Muslims coming into the United States.
“I am a Muslim and there is nothing Islamic about killing innocent people in Paris, San Bernardino, or anywhere else in the world,” he said through a statement in December that did not directly name Donald Trump, but referred to “Presidential candidates proposing to ban Muslim immigration to the US.”
“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,” Ali was quoted as saying, though it is clear those were not his words.
Donald Trump was later awarded The Muhammad Ali Award at a charity event, and was photographed with 20th Century Boxing Champ of Champs.
The Champ’s surprised everyone in Y 1984 and made headlines across the world
Having earlier backed Jesse Jackson in his unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, Ali announced in October of that year that he was switching his support to Republican Ronald Reagan.
“He’s keeping God in schools and that’s enough,” he said
And later Ali was joined by fellow past heavyweight champions Joe Frazier and Floyd Patterson in endorsing Ronald Reagan for a 2nd term in the Oval Office. Good on Ali.
Muhammad Ali died of septic shock, a blood infection that is becoming increasingly common. Ali’s struggled with Parkinson’s disease for more 30 yrs and that may have made him more vulnerable, experts say.
The US boxing legend’s death Friday followed 5 days in the hospital, where he had initially been treated for a respiratory infection and gradually worsened.
While Parkinson’s disease itself is not fatal, the disease can make its sufferers more prone to other killer ailments, including pneumonia, falls, or septic shock, a fast moving blood infection.
More than 258,000 Americans die from sepsis each year and it leaves thousands of survivors with life-changing after effects, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Sepsis is the 9th leading cause of disease-related death, and the most common cause of deaths in hospitalized patients in the US.
Rest in Peace Champ, you were at your core a fun guy…
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