Here's Who Trump May Pardon Next

  • 2018-06-08
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Here's Who Trump May Pardon Next
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Speaking to reporters before heading out to the G-7 summit in Canada, President Trump said the name of an American icon he is considering pardoning next. World famous boxer Muhammad Ali.

According to The Hill:

President Trump said on Friday that he may pardon the late boxing champion Muhammad Ali. 

Speaking to reporters outside the White House as he prepared to leave for the Group of Seven Summit in Quebec, Trump said he was thinking about pardoning someone who was "not very popular."

"He was not very popular then; his memory is very popular now. I'm thinking about Muhammad Ali," Trump said. "I'm thinking about that very seriously."

Ali refused to be inducted into the U.S. military in 1967 during the Vietnam War, citing religious objections. As a result, he was stripped of his heavyweight title, charged with draft evasion and sentenced to five years in prison.

Trump is using his pardon power fairly loosely in the early part of his term. It is going to be interesting to see who gets leniency from this president.

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