Donald Trump is on a roll when it comes out handing out pardons. Earlier this week, Alice Johnson was released from prison after she received some help from Kim Kardashian.
Now Donnie is looking to hand out a few more.
According to CNN, on Friday Trump said he was thinking about a posthumous pardon for the late Muhammad Ali, who was convicted in 1967 for refusing to serve in the military in Vietnam.
Trump said to reporters at the White House, “I’m thinking about Muhammad Ali. I’m thinking about that very seriously and some others, some folks that have sentences that aren’t fair.”
Ali’s attorney, Ron Tweel, was quick to let Trump know that a pardon would be unnecessary.
Tweel said in a statement, “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.”
For many of us that know our Black history, or have at least seen Will Smith portray Muhammad Ali in the 2001 film “Ali.” We know that war was against Muhammad Ali’s religious beliefs. He also refused to fight for a country that denied minorities their simple rights.
Although he was stripped of his boxing title, fined $10,000 and faced five years in prison, the Supreme Court overturned the conviction in 1970, which allowed Ali to professionally box again.