Muhammad Ali

President Trump floats pardoning boxing great Muhammad Ali of conviction overturned nearly 50 years ago

President Trump floats pardoning boxing great Muhammad Ali of conviction overturned nearly 50 years ago

President Trump may grant a pardon to the Greatest of All Time.

Trump, who has already commuted the sentences of six people since taking office 16 months ago, mentioned in passing Friday that he’s considering pardoning Muhammad Ali.

“I'm thinking about somebody that you all know very well, and he went through a lot. And he wasn't very popular then,” Trump said as he left the White House en route to the G7 summit in Canada. “His memory is very popular now. I'm thinking about Muhammad Ali. I'm thinking about that seriously.”

But it’s unclear what exactly Trump would be pardoning Ali for, considering his conviction for dodging conscription during the Vietnam War was...

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