President Trump says he's considering pardoning Muhammad Ali

President Trump says he's considering pardoning Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali
Trump at a previous rally. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Trump at a previous rally. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Associated Press is reporting that President Donald Trump is considering pardoning Muhammad Ali posthumously.

The statement was made on Friday morning while he was talking to reporters before his trip to the G7 Summit in Canada.

Trump recently commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson after she spent more than two decades in prison after being convicted of attempted cocaine possession and conspiracy to possess cocaine.

Attorneys for Muhammad Ali released the following statement on Friday morning in the wake of President Trump's comments.

"We appreciate President Trump's sentiment, but a pardon is unnecessary. 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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