But anti-Trump voters on Twitter weren't buying it from Trump. Ali was a devout Muslim who had converted to Islam during the 1960s. Trump mocked President Barack Obama back in December when he tweeted this about Muslim professional athletes:
Then in January, Trump ran a campaign ad proposing his idea to ban all Muslims immigrants from entering the United States.
After the San Bernadino shootings from ISIS supporters back in November 2014, Ali released a public statement titled “Presidential Candidates Proposing to Ban Muslim Immigration to the United States.” It upheld his longtime stance about Islam being a religion of peace, and that Trump should not use the religion for self-promotion by galvanizing Americans against the Islamic faith.
“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. 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.”
Twitter went in on Trump to remind him that he is backtracking on his words about Muslim athletes from his tweet from December.