President Trump says he may pardon late boxing champion Muhammad Ali

President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering posthumously pardoning boxer Muhammad Ali, who was convicted in the 1960s after refusing military service in Vietnam.

He refused to serve in the Vietnam War because of his religious beliefs, declaring himself a conscientious objector, and saying, "I ain't got no quarrel with the Viet Cong". After his conviction, he was also stripped of his heavyweight boxing crown. In an 8-0 decision, the court overturned Ali's conviction.

The discussion reportedly came up on Friday as Trump spoke with reporters at the White House prior to his trip to Canada for the G-7 summit.

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

"We appreciate President Trump's sentiment, but a pardon is unnecessary", Ron Tweel said in a statement.

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Mr Trump's comments follow his pardon of conservative political commentator and author Dinesh D'Souza.

Wrongful convictions have been erased with presidential pardons, but there is technically no longer a conviction on Ali's record. "I'm thinking about that very seriously, and some others". "There is no conviction from which a pardon is needed".

Earlier this week, Trump commuted the life sentence of a woman whose cause was championed by Kim Kardashian West.

Trump recently granted a posthumous pardon to the first African American heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson, who was convicted in 1913 of violating a law that made it illegal to transport women across state lines for "immoral" purposes. I understand that. I'm going to ask them to recommend to me people that were unfairly treated.

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