Did Billy Crystal take a jab at Donald Trump in Muhammad Ali eulogy?

Joe Otterson
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Billy Crystal paid tribute to his friend Muhammad Ali at The Champ's funeral on Friday, but may have also sneaked in a subtle dig at Donald Trump.

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At the end of his eulogy for Ali, Crystal said Ali "taught us that life is best when you build bridges between people, not walls."

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That sounds quite a bit like a line from Hillary Clinton's victory speech on Tuesday, in which she said, ""We believe that cooperation is better than conflict, unity is better than division, empowerment is better than resentment, and bridges are better than walls."

Trump of course has infamously promised to build a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico should he get elected in November.

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Whether or not the remark was intended to be about Trump, Crystal delivered an equally touching and hilarious eulogy for Ali.

Crystal recounted how he first met Ali in 1974, when his stand up act included doing an impression of both Howard Cosell and Ali. Ali loved the routine, and called Crystal his "little brother" from then on.