Trump may eye Ali pardon, though late champ may not need one

Rev. Al Sharpton on proposed pardon for Muhammad Ali

"Donald Trump’s consideration of posthumously pardoning Muhammad Ali is nothing more than grandstanding. Muhammad Ali’s conviction, which was overturned in 1971, was based upon his beliefs and his religion and Trump can begin honoring his memory by stopping engaging in anti-Muslim and Islamophobic policies and rhetoric. You can’t stand up for Islam while simultaneously denigrating it.”

President Donald Trump said he is thinking “very seriously” about pardoning Muhammad Ali, even though the Supreme Court vacated the boxing champion’s conviction in 1971.

And for futures acts of clemency, Trump said he may seek the recommendations of pro football players and other athletes who have protested racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem.