Always through the narcissistic prism, ‘What he meant to me’. Obama wrote an article for USA Today as well as releasing the following statement on Twitter with his wife.
Notable is recognition of Ali’s Muslim conversion and quoting him, that he was ‘black, confident, cocky,…my religion, not yours’. Obama also notes that Ali ‘fought for us’. Well, actually part of the issue historically was that he didn’t fight ‘for us’, refusing to fight in the military. But that wasn’t what Obama meant by ‘fought for us’.