Trump Says He May Pardon Muhammad Ali

Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump is considering a pardon of boxing legend Muhammed Ali, he told reporters Friday on his way to the G-7 conference.

Ali was convicted of dodging the U.S. armed forces draft during the Vietnam war during the late 1960’s. Ali was a vocal opponent of the war at the time and was banned from boxing from a period of time because of his conviction.

Ali was a conscientious objector who later won his case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1971 and had his conviction overturned. The boxing legend returned to the sport to great fame. He died in June 2016.

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