Trump Says He May Pardon Muhammad Ali
President Donald Trump is considering a pardon of boxing legend Muhammed Ali, he told reporters Friday on his way to the G-7 conference.
Trump hints that he’s thinking about pardoning someone we all know.
“No, I’m not talking about OJ (Simpson), he says.
He reveals he’s considering pardoning boxing champ Muhammad Ali.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 8, 2018
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.
BREAKING: President Trump says he may pardon deceased boxing great Muhammad Ali.
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 8, 2018