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President Trump says he may pardon deceased boxing great Muhammad Ali

US former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali gives a punch in front of photographers at hotel Belvedere in Davos 28 January 2006. AFP PHOTO ERIC FEFERBERG (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering posthumously pardoning boxer Muhammad Ali, who was convicted in the 1960s after refusing military service in Vietnam.

Trump floated the possibility while speaking to reporters at the White House before departing for the Group of Seven summit.

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

CNN reported on Wednesday that the White House has assembled the paperwork to pardon dozens of people, according to two sources with knowledge of the developments tell CNN.

Last week, Trump told reporters he was considering pardoning Martha Stewart and commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.