Trump Says He’s Considering Pardon For Muhammad Ali And Thousands Of Others
On Friday, President Donald Trump said he was actually considering granting a posthumous pardon to the boxing legend, Muhammad Ali.
“I am thinking about Muhammad Ali,” Trump told reporters at the White House shortly before leaving for the G7 summit in Canada. He added that Ali “was not very popular then, his memory is very popular now,” Trump said. “I’m thinking about that very seriously.”
The late boxer, who died in 2016, was convicted of draft evasion and sentenced to five years in prison. He was also stripped of his heavyweight boxing title after he refused to be drafted to fight in the Vietnam War in 1967.
Trump’s pardoning spree comes just on the heels of him commuting great-grandmother Alice Marie Johnson’s life sentence after he met with Kim Kardashian who vouched for her release.
Trump said he was also “looking at literally thousands of names” of people who could be granted clemency.
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Source: The Guardian