With the news of Muhammad Ali’s death, millions of people have taken to social media to express their thoughts about the great boxing legend.
Nobody, however, managed to capture the moment as aptly as President Obama. This is what he had to say:
Muhammad Ali shocked the world when he announced he was Muslim. Almost overnight he went from beloved, to feared. Ali was not without his controversial statements over the years, and attracted criticism for suggesting that White people and Black people might live better apart from each other. The impact he has had on the United States, and the world, however, is undeniable.