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Donald Trump Says He May Pardon Muhammad Ali; Ali’s Lawyer Says “Pardon Is Unnecessary”

Last month, Donald #Trump pardoned African American heavyweight boxing champion, Jack Johnson, for racially motivated charges linked to his relationship with a white woman in 1913. Earlier this week with the help of reality tv extraordinaire #KimKardashian, Trump pardoned 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, a great-grandmother who was serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug crime. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Now, the Celebrity-in-Chief is considering extending his services to a few more high-profile celebrities, including the late great boxing champion #MuhammadAli. 



“I’m thinking about Muhammad Ali,” Trump said on Friday. “I’m thinking about that very seriously and some others.” 



Ali was convicted of draft evasion during the Vietnam War. However, his conviction was overturned in 1971, when the Supreme Court ruled in his favor. Therefore, a presidential pardon would be unnecessary. 



“We appreciate President Trump’s sentiment, but a pardon is unnecessary,” Ali’s lawyer, Rob Tweel, wrote, according to Courier Journal. “The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Muhammad Ali in a unanimous decision in 1971. There is no conviction from which a pardon is needed.”

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  1. I knew this was gonna get stupid…pardon people who are dead and gone now 😒 no disrespect thou

  2. Well someone is trying to work on their re-election, he is fishing now. Sad day when we have to watch our president act thirsty.


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