Trump says he may pardon late boxing champion Muhammad Ali

Trump floats possibility of pardoning Muhammad Ali

President Donald Trump said Friday that he is considering a pardon for late boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

Trump said that he wasn't thinking about pardoning either man, as neither has yet been convicted of a crime.

It's worth noting that the conviction Ali would be pardoned for, evading the draft during the Vietnam War, was already overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. "There is no conviction for which a pardon is needed".

Ali, who died in 2016, was sentenced to five years in prison on draft evasion charges after refusing to be inducted into the US military in 1967, citing religious objections. The Supreme Court overturned his conviction for resisting the draft in 1971. "I'm thinking about that very seriously and some others", he reportedly said.

President Trump's reported obsession with his pardoning power shows no sign of letting up.

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In May, Trump also posthumously pardoned former heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. He regained the boxing title in 1974. He died in 2016.

And Trump recently pardoned conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza, who was convicted of a campaign finance violation.

Trump tells reporters he's looking at "thousands of names" of people who could be granted clemency.

The president has said he's considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is serving 14 years in prison for corruption, and pardoning celebrity homemaker Martha Stewart, who served about five months on charges connected to an insider trading case.

Trump later told reporters that he wants to try to amend his feud with athletes who kneel during the National Anthem by meeting them half-way.

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