tv With All Due Respect Bloomberg June 10, 2016 5:00pm-6:01pm EDT
mike: i'm like. -- mike. john: with all due respect to donny deutsch, this is one good-looking co-host. the game is afoot. welcome to what is the first day of the general election. we have a lot to cover but let's begin with the days dueling speeches between donald j. trump, billionaire, and hillary multimillionaires.
both delivered speeches to their bases this afternoon. trump spoke at the end will faith and freedom conference in washington, d..c, his first public event since that helicopter speech. speech.teleprompter her first public appearance is as big endorsements from president obama, joe biden, and elizabeth warren. trump hit clinton. clinton hit trump. when donald trump says let's make america great again, that is code for let's take america backward. mr. trump: hillary clinton or as i call her crooked hillary clinton, refuses to even say the words radical islam. this alone makes are unfit to be president. mrs. clinton: anyone who wants to defund planned parenthood has no idea what is best for women. mr. trump: she will appoint
radical judges who will legislate from the bench overriding congress. the will of the people will mean nothing, nothing. mrs. clinton: this is a man who is called women pigs, dogs and disgusting animals. hard to imagine counting on him to respect our fundamental rights. mr. trump: her policies would be a crushing blow to all poor people in this country. john: this is coming off us dollar week for hillary clinton in one of the worst weeks for trump. for the moment, let's strip away that context and judge the speech on their own merits. we will expect to see a lot more of what we just saw over the months ahead. on this first day who had the better day? mike: hillary clinton because she had the better week, but donald trump, if you watched that speech today, he has picked up the pace with the teleprompters. doing a little better reading the speech. the speech included all sorts of
extraneous subjects he was throwing in there. i don't know why he did that. at the end of the day, it get backs to the point that you have discussed endlessly. there is no campaign there. there is just double child. john: -- there's just donald trump. john: i always thought it was strange that donald trump has the levels he has among religious republicans, given given the fact it is the one place where he seems shakiest to me. the idea that donald trump would have something with born-again is not possible to know hillary clinton was very good. i thought trump, if only because he had such a horrible two weeks, he managed to give that speech today and do, behave like a somewhat normal candidate. reading from the script, making his hits as expected. he was actually pretty good. maybe a better day for trump because his week was so that. -- so bad. mike: because of the level of
expectations. don't you think that part of trump's appeal to evangelical -- and we have witnessed into the primaries -- is because of what he did today? he shows up any gives the strong man speech, attacking hillary clinton, and his points are about strength and help protect because country. that appeals to evangelicals as well as a whole host of people in the primaries. john: yes, that's true. nobody loves talking about polls more than donald trump what we did not hear him say much today about the newest national survey by foxnews. it shows trump trailing hillary clinton in the general election pointp 42% to 39%, a six drop from a month ago for the republican nominee. trump strength seems to be growing but this poll shows a 12 point swing in clinton's direction among independents since mid may. it is important to know this poll is an briefly before -- in the field before the endorsements yesterday.
probably get a bigger bump in the coming days. how do you worried -- how worry do you think the trump campaign manager exists, should they be more worried than they seem to be? john: i think the point you make is a relevant point. we are going to see hillary clinton as she has with astonishing speed moved to start unifying the democratic party. she is going to see a list. the present of nominee. bernie sanders is falling in line. ati am donald trump, looking just the overall, the six-point drop. given how horrible the last couple weeks have been, he might've expected this to be worse than what he has seen today. he might, i think wrongly, but it might look at those numbers and say, i only dropped six point? i can make that up. mike: donald trump is donald trump. he sees bright lights and everything. but anyone around him who has his ear, and i don't know that that is anyone, i think they
would be very worried because you can sense anecdotally the mini collapse within that campaign and in a few weeks prior to the democratic convention, republican convention, he is going to be set in cement by the democratic campaign against him. john: that number with the independents is the worrying thing. that's the thing you are most worried about because his strength of independents has been a large part of why he's been able to keep the, be neck with clinton. if the bottom falls out among independent voters, available voters, at the bottom falls out there, he has no chance to beat hillary clinton. that seems to be what is happening. trump campaign't the people have factored into the equation there are not white men in america to elect -- john: those are your people. i've ever seen. there is not enough of you out
there, the conservative version of you. the democrats -- the demographics are stacked against him. with independent voters, they had been attracted to trump all along. what this poll to justice that independent voters have been affected in a significant way by all of the negative headlines and the controversy, trump's races comments and that is the real reason for worry for him. hillary clinton unveils her all-star lineup of democratic -- last night, what it means for your 2016 fantasy league right after this quick commercial break. ♪
washington, d.c., hillary clinton hauled with massachusetts senator elizabeth warren, the newest high-profile recruit. after that big day of endorsements, warren is what heavy hitter of the murderers row of new democratic surrogates stepping up to the 2016 election plate and swinging for the fences. in this already vastly overextended baseball metaphor, clinton's lineup includes warre and vice president joe biden. they both spoke last night. and of course, hitting in the cleanup spot as president barack obama with his appearance on "the tonight show" with jimmy fallon last night. but take a look at the replay. trump is allowed, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who has never risked anything for anyone and who serves no one but himself. >> i find donald trump's conduct in this regard reprehensible. in gauging attack in a
pillar of democracy, by threats of intimidation, and other cutting -- undercutting the legit missy of a judge by suggested because of his heritage she is on capable of being fair. in addition to this, it is racist. president obama: thank you, congress, for spending 8 years wishing you could replace me with a republican. or to put it another way -- how do you like me now? a couple of hard hits the net jok-- that joke. the strength of clinton's lineup is only highlighted by the strength of the republican bench. after trump highlighted that his comments were misconstrued, ben carson said that "trump fully recognizes that was not the right thing to say." ben carson, you had one job buddy.
hillary clinton has had one super surrogate, her husband, with her the whole time, and now she has filled out the roster with warren and biden and obama. what roles do you think they will play in our campaign as we go for? mike: a couple of things, it is going to be a long time before we have a president of the united states as cool as barack obama is. yeah. all of hillary clinton's surrogates can all hit majorly pitches to continue endlessly this baseball metaphor. seeminglyrrogates, he has nine, the best of the surrogates he has happened to be his children, i think. going forward the strongest surrogate that hillary clinton has, i think, without doubt will be the president of the united states who is fully committed to beating donald trump. not just beating donald trump but destating donald trump because of largely the roots o f his antipathy toward him is the birth certificate. john: 100%. and the suggestion he is not a
legitimate president of the united states. i think you have got threes three will all be a big part of the campaign. i think as i suggested they will play distinct roles. shaping uparren is as an attack dog figure. she will appeal to the populace with a degreerump of ferocity the hillary clinton is not capable of. as pocahontas her but she is good in that role. working-classg to right voters, especially men, who hillary clinton had trouble with. and president obama, the authority of the office. no one is in a better position, better than hillary clinton, no one is in position to suggest that trump is unfit to be commander-in-chief than the guy who was commander-in-chief now. mike: what is interesting about elizabeth warren to me is the fearlessness with which she takes on donald trump when the field of republican candidates against donald trump, all of them, were fearful of
him. john: none of those folks, none of them will be afraid of donald trump here he will have good days on his campaign, no doubt. but i do not see a single surrogate, a single surrogate right now for donald trump. there is not one. there is not one who can play at a major league level like all those four people at the top of the democratic surrogate lineup. mike: speaking of trump's surrogate problem, top republicans like paul ryan and mitch mcconnell are still clearly uncomfortable with having him as their parties presented nominee. in tone and substance, the two leaders are handling this hot potato in somewhat different ways. take a look at the latest rounds of trump criticism. ryan in an interview and mcconnell in the latest episode of bloomberg, masses in politics podcast. paul ryan: that comment is beyond the pale.
that is not political correctness, suggesting a person came to a job because of race or ethnicity, that is not a politically incorrect thing to do. that is a wrong thing to say. i hope he gets that. i believe he walks this comment back. is morecore visible important to the party of lincoln? ryan: hopefully this will not continue. mitch mcconnell: he does not know a lot about the issues. you see that in the debates he has but his debated in. that is why i have argued to him publicly and privately he ought to use a script more often turned there is nothing wrong with having prepared text. indicatesrtant -- it a level of seriousness to convey to the american people about the job you are seeking. mike: mcconnell is being tougher than ryan. especially when he said he knows nothing about the issues.
you can coach him. what is going on here? john: there are the institutional issues between the house and the senate. we can talk about those in the second but mitch mcconnell is in the job, his last job here he is not going to do anything else as majority leader, or a minority leader if the democrats take over. paul ryan was to be president and he is looking at 2020. donald likelihood that trump is going to lose this election and ryan is trying to figure out a way to both protect his members but not alienate trump voters that he might need when he runs for president next time around. mike: mitch mcconnell has a reputation, as you know, of being principally a very cautious individual who would not tell you if your coat were i on fire. nor would i tell. john: that is happened several times in the past. you said nothing. mike: what's going to mcconnell's mind, if you put yourself and mcconnell's mind, he's basically seeming to write
donald trump off. john: mcconnell was really focused more than anything, mcconnell was focused on trying to somehow against the odds, given the number of seats republicans are defending in the senate, he wants to keep hold of the majority. to do that, under his population, the only way for them to do that is to put as much distance as possible between themselves and donald trump. and he is starting to lay down markers for that permit mitch mcconnell is going to be running away from donald trump all election long. mike: do think paul ryan's job is bigger of the house, the leader of the national republican party, the phrase leadership and character, together, what is he sacrificing in terms of his hesitancy to really come out and say, listen, this guy is not what i thought? john: you tell me. what do you think he is sacrificing. you seem to be suggesting something. the: i think at the end of day, he is sacrificing a lot of
his hard-earned reputation he has. toa smart guy who wants broaden his approach to politics at and poverty. ridiculous an position right now which is to basically say, he is a racist. till endorse them. not a great place to be. today the funeral of a great, great man. rest in ali laid to louisville, kentucky, this afternoon. we will talk about that special service when we come back. ♪
bill clinton and heads of state from turkey and jordan gathered, honoring the home and all he and the city of his childhood, louisville kentucky. a long time now, back to 1980. in marblehead, massachusetts, where you spent some time in the presence of ali. tell us about that moment. you wrote about it. mike: actually, it was 36 years ago this past wednesday. muhammad ali was in massachusetts. he was going to address the class day for the class of 1975. it was june, 1980, at harvard. i emet him. i went up to meet them in the morning. he was staying at a friend's home. i spent the day with him but the most poignant and most insightful part of the day to me was just he and i having breakfast in this man's home,
and he spoke eloquently about didn't --of fear, the anything fear happening to him because he had fought the government, changed his name. given of his olympic metal all for his belief in his commitment. he talked about, i estimate one point, do you worry about brain damage? i was referring specific be to the thriller in mainila fight. he said, if it happens, it happens. he was an enormously charismatic figure. and you were kind of in awe when you are with him and you had to fight that feeling of awe in order to listen to what he was saying. john: one of the stories about ali is this. you have met presidents, heads of states, fortune 500 ceo's. and you, like every other journalist i know who spent time with ali, and most other sports figures who spent time with ali,
celebrities, everybody speaks of him and the same way. the biggest egos in the world. even bigger egos than yours were presence wasn his a magical experience just because of the totally self-created man. his energy, his wit. and the charisma that you talked about. i literally, there is no one who does not have that kind of -- sad because of his death and real-time, people would say, there is nothing like him and no one like him. mike: this is 1980 and he was already are googly the most famous person in the world-- arguably. an iconic figure of the 20th and the 21st century's. -- he was in fault in tw involved in two of the greatest sporting events, the rumble in the jungle and the thriller in manila, in which both men almost died.
that fight was held at 10:00 in the morning. the temperature in the rain was 120 degrees. -- in the ring. after the fight, ali said, joe frazier and i went to manila as champions and we came home as old men. you: yes, those fights, if go back and watch them now, youtube, it is something. degree to thing the which boxing is no longer -- mike: it used to be the most important sports event. every celebrity, the greatest writers, everybody flocked to the ring. now, boxer still exists but it is nothing like the kind of attraction. probably because of ali. the perception, right or wrong, that somehow that ali, the beatings he took was part of why he ended up with parkinson's. i think it is part of why boxing has lost favor in our society. people looked at ali and said, rightly or wrongly, they see him as a vivid illustration how savage the sport is.
i think the country has turned against the sport for that reason. mike: i absolutely agree with you. wonder of pro football will be next. in ali, you also wonder in the passage of time does is allow us to look at this, so many people missed the importance of his inial cultural statements the 1960's. some of the greatest newspaper writers of all-time missed it and made fun of him or ran him down. changed his name. he was a muslim. because he came out against the war in vietnam. but he was right. john: the day after he passed away, the nba finals, there were people that talk to lebron james and cleveland. -- in cleveland. and the warriors at the oracle arena. james pointed out that he felt someali had freed to take of the stances he has taken. ali was a important as an athlete, more important in some ways, outside of athletics than the things he did in.
from the moment he decided to resist the draft, he not only became incredibly important figure in black culture, the antiwar movement, but he freed athletes to become engaged in politics in a way they never have before. you suddenly had things from the 1968 olympics with carlos with the black power salute. on every dimension of sports, suddenly sports figures were like, hey, i can be involved in the broader social issues that rack the country. mike: you have to ask yourself this question that took great andage to get in a ring fight for your life is muhammad ali did. today you hear many athletes today, which among them would have the courage he had to stand up for himself and his believes. -- beliefs. john: i stand by my assertion that he was a signal phenomenaon in terms of the politicization of sports, sometimes for good
and sometimes for ill. although he freed a lot of athletes to get involved in politics, none of them had been costing assumes, none of them assuming the courage that was required. paid the pricem he paid having taken himself out of millions of dollars in the prime of his career because he was not going to fight viet cong. coming up we turn to donald chose latest controversy. we will be right back with all of that. ♪ get ready for the rio olympic games
published similar investigations into past losses into donald trump and his company. the stories zero in on small who suited from for not getting full payment for their services. he says i went to hold back and negotiate with people do not do good work. say they do in a job that is not good, or a job they did not finish, or a job that was late. that is what the country should be doing. us now to unpack the stories are two of the reporters behind it. thank you for being here. alexander, let me start with you.
>> things like drapery making, or selling chandeliers come and had a hard time getting paid, or had to sutro to get paid. there were people from the trump organization who had said that this was a philosophy of the company. now the company says that is not true. that is what we had heard, if you can pay 75%, pay 75%. >> the thing that was striking about the usa today piece is the share volume you documented, like hundreds of instances.
you area sense of what getting out of your investigation. >> it broke down to contractors and vendors, the litigation you can find across the country, as in these labor cases. there are complaints ago to the labor department and ultimately workers andurt for bartenders and servers who do not get paid for overtime are for what they are owed. >> picking up on that line of thought, did he find in the that smallort vendors, people in business for themselves, if their payment is delayed beyond 30 days or 60 days, in some cases, that they find themselves in real economic trouble as a small business, and trump was causing this trouble? alexandra: i did find that with some people. there were people that talked about getting delayed 60 or 70 days.
trump said, oh, is that a lot of time? to,these people it happened it was a problem for them. they had to pay their vendors and employees. it was a problem for their people. >> i get a sense that some of , theyall business owners realize the shock or amazement that it was much easier for donald trump to owe a bank $100 million than them to owe us of vendor and not being able to pay it. that puts them in real trouble. there was a huge variety ,nd there were huge contracts
and they would try to negotiate, or on the final payment, they would pay enough already, and we will not give you this last installment, but we will still let you work for us in the future, to the shock of many of these multi-vendors who would say, you know, i'm not going to work for these guys ever again. is a rough-and-tumble business, and a lot of people play hardball. what do you say to the pushback that the auditions are what they are, but that this is common practice among people who do business in the kinds of businesses of that trump deals in? it is tough, sometimes rough, but it is par for the course. nick: ultimately, that is up for readers and voters to judge. we do not have a business record for hillary clinton to judge, but we do have a business record for donald trump and vice versa with hillary not owning a business.
we have to judge what we have, and anything less than his tiller record, either of those is fair game to scrutinize. to both of responded these stories, including yours, by saying, yeah, i sort of did this stuff and it is actually kind of smart business. was that the extent of the response? there were a lot of allegations in your piece. was it kind of a terse response or was there more thorough pushback on what you reported? alexandra: there was pushback. there is pushback on the premise of the story, to the point you talked about earlier, the idea that you are picking out a few cases and we have lots of people we work with who want to be our vendors and have had good experiences, so we spoke with many of them. we included some of that in the story, but we also think it is fair game to point to the people that did not have good
series. the life and career of o.j. simpson and complex social and racial backdrop for his landmark murder trial. the first episode is tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. eastern on abc and subsequent abscisic -- episodes on espn next week. i sat down in gotham city with the director of that series and asked what it was like to make a film this political for the total sports network. is he and said to make a long form doc on oj simpson, correct? aezra: correct. mark: you were not thrilled originally to what turned you around? canvas atas a larger first, five hours. what i was reluctant to do was guilt or about his innocence or a ridge or desk regurgitation of the trial.
or a regurgitation of the trial. but then i realized i could do a story about l.a., about race in angeles,nd in los about who o.j. was from a racial and identity standpoint, things i am interested in and i feel i have been overlooked. ink: what are the threads it? race will obviously be a huge threat because of how the trial unfolded. thatwas the other thread you do not think would be big parts of it and ended up engrossing you and becoming big parts of the work? ezra: you're right, race was the predominant theme. this sub same initially with a celebrity. it was impossible to reduce this to just a story about one thing. whether it is raise, celebrity, justicemuscularity, the system, there is such an interconnectedness to all these
things that it is impossible to sort of leave them off the table . that is when i sort of realized is about everything and not just one thing. mark: the specificity of the black experience in los angeles, the history of policing l.a. or l.a., why islicing that so important? ezra: because the entire trial intended, ono pun whether this black icon was sort of treated unfairly by the police, whether evidence was planted, whether he was framed. the entire defense was about, look at who the lapd has been in our city for the past 50 years, look at what they do to black people. then when you parse who o.j. is and the choices he made, the advantages he had as an athlete and celebrity, where he lived, to thats an irony defense being connected to this man.
you you think, oh, sure, grew up in a time, and i did in high school, when run the king happened, and it looks like payback for rodney king. yes, rodney king was beaten in 1991 and the riots happened in 1992. but there was a history that went back with these incidents 30 or 40 years, hallmark incidents that people in los angeles would continue to bring up to me that i realized it was such a deeper reservoir of frustration and tension that needed to be explored. that was drawn upon by the defense, more so than just look what happened to popular's ago. it was look what happened 40 years ago. mark: there was the incredible footage of oj's best friend, most staunch loyal defender, at nicole simpson's memorial service giving a tearful farewell to her.
and then after the acquittal, coming back to his house and watching the coverage on television and yelling at the television set, o.j. simpson. how did you pull that off? ezra: we got fortunate in terms of having access material that someone had archived. someone was there that day and shot in the house. i do not know if anyone had ever seen it. it was just fortunate. mark: and the wedding, o.j. simpson and the call, and there was a huge crash -- o.j. simpson and nicole, and there was a huge question about guilt or innocence. i think the thoughts are still true today. ezra: i think you will find that the percentage of black americans who think he's innocent is much smaller than it was then. younger americans are able to accept he was guilty? ezra: the initial evidence came
out, like about the shoes he was wearing, so it was proven that encasedearing the shoes in a bloody footprint at the scene, so that is damming. and when you look good what it happened to him in this 20 having your period -- in this there is a level to which none of us can understand after going through what it does to that person, whether he did toward and how crazy it makes you, but he did not go the straight and narrow path. that makes people less forgiving of him as a character and less having the idea that he is innocent. these perspectives have a certain kind of validity, right? at the same time, you come do a sense that there is a case to be made that o.j. simpson was almost certainly guilty, yet, in some way, the verdict was
justice. ezra: i do not know if i would argue the verdict was justice, but i would argue that the verdict was just. within the framework of what the prosecution did or did not do, having a police investigation in the center of the investigation having perjured himself, and what happened in the court, literally, the bloody glove did not fit the apparent murderer. there was an effort reasonable doubt that i understand why age or would have voted the way they voted to acquit him -- i understand why a juror would have voted the way they voted. yes, there is an alternate universe where you can look at the film that says i believe he's guilty but i also believe he should have gotten off. mark: there is a way in which blow,rdict was striking a sometimes for racial justice and the city, given the long history. you can see why people believe
that. ezra: and i want people to understand that. i do not want people to watch and be like, i wanted that, too, but if there is a level of empathy the people arrive at after having watched this, whether you are a white person who never thought about incidents of race and you are wondering some a are people celebrating? in any watch this and you connect with the justices. you go, you know, i get that. i understand. mark: i imagine you looked at hundreds of hours of footage and thought about this insanely for a couple years of your life, right? and you will be talking about o.j. simpson for the next, who knows how long. what is the take away for you? what do you say to people? what did you learn about o.j. simpson? ezra: the one thing i can say is i was taken by o.j. simpson like everyone else, as a kid growing up, you know, as an athlete and celebrity. but it is really hard when you
spend this much time examining that he and the things is even on the record having done and not coming away with sort of a general feeling of -- disgust? yeah. that made it very difficult to because, by the way, i also had a real desire to be fair to him in this story, as well. but it is hard to ignore all the things that took place. mark: it is interesting in the context of our summer session, muhammad ali, one of the most famous people, consummate black is beautiful, black pride -- o.j. simpson also one of the most famous athletes in america in roughly the same timeframe who tried to make him seven to a race -- make himself into a raceless figure, but that was the dominant factor in the trial. >> race is still the dominant factor.
in american altar, there are ridiculous assertions by people. it is time to have a conversation about race, but we will never have the conversation in this country. mark: we will certainly never be up to move has to it. it is deeply embedded in the institutions of our country. we will never be post-racial. >> that film could win an oscar. mark: 7.5 hours long, and not a moment that you think, i am bored. not a single moment. watch it. thanks to the man who made it. espn's "o.j.: made in america." what donald trump said in a report, right after this. ♪
the choice for many americans is not a happy choice, but this is the choice. do we want four more used just like the eight or do we want to go in a different direction? for all of his obvious shortcomings, donald trump is certainly a different direction, so i am comfortable supporting him, and i think he would have a much better chance of winning if he would quit making so many unfortunate public utterances. >> is there a line he could cross that you would decide you would not support him? >> i am not going to speculate about what he is a i might do. but i have been clear publicly about i think he should change directions, and i hope that is what we are going to see. mark: another snippet of senate majority leader mitch mcconnell speaking. that is from the latest episode
of bloomberg politics, masters of politics. mitch mcconnell, that is pretty tough stuff. throughout this whole interview about trump. are you surprised the degree to which he is kind of the voice of principle in this debate? >> interesting that you say principle, because the way i think of it is like he has been the high school principal. he has a senior class president that has a supportive of the seniors, and he is a little bit nervous and the teachers are little bit nervous. so i think he is just sending the clear message, because it is important to him, i think, ultimately, and this is a person who is a master of the senate and he writes in his book about how his ambition in life was to be a senate majority leader once he became a senator. so keeping in the senate is very
important to him. it is important to him that the nominee stick to the script, stop the unfortunate public utterances, and prevail. >> there are two ball things that were surprising. a, that he did the interview. he is sort of a very cautious guy. mitchat he said is so un- mcconnell, because there is an element of risk and what he said about trump, that he basically has not a lot of knowledge about issues. that is surprising to me. betsy: i think his number one priority is the future of the republican party. i asked the question, if he had to choose between winning the white house or the future of the republican party, what would you do? he kind of came said, well, we can't do both. at the -- we can do both. at the end of the day, think he
would not hesitate to throw donald trump overboard if he needed to. peopleou have talked to like this in many situations as a journalist. he basically left open the question of whether he might un indoors donald trump -- might ndorse donald trump. do you think he would do that? betsy: i think so. this is something deliberate. betsy, thank you. everybody in the entire world should listen to the masters and politics podcast on bloomberg.com. we will be right back with who won the week. ♪
the: all right, who won week? mark: well, did not because i was here at lexington avenue. john: headquarters of bloomberg. mike: it was fantastic. i think the president of the united states won the week. he managed to get all his cards on the table, bernie sanders out of the race, hillary clinton endorsed. john: coming up, the gawker bankruptcy news. that is on bloomberg west. until monday. ♪
massachusetts senator formally endorsed mrs. clinton for president, fueling speculation warren could be on the short list for a running mate. donald trump tweeted -- goofy elizabeth warren, one of the least productive u.s. senators has a nasty mouth, hope she is vp choice. hockey legend gordie howe is dead. he played 26 seasons in the nhl and six in the world hockey association. nicknamed mr. hockey, he was a 23-time nhl all-star and is considered one of the greatest hockey players of all time. he was 88 years old. louisville, kentucky, is saying a final goodbye to his favorite son today p the world watch the body of boxing legend muhammad ali carried through the reeds of his hometown in a funeral service. the private graveside service was held later for the heavyweight champion. in the to faith memorial service took place at a sports arena packed with