On the heels of commuting the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson on Wednesday, President Trump said he was considering thousands of more pardons, even floating the possibility of pardoning the dead boxing great Muhammad Ali.
Ali, who died in 2016, was sentenced to five years in prison on draft evasion charges after refusing to be inducted into the US military in 1967, citing religious objections.
Ali was immediately stripped of his heavyweight title and convicted of draft evasion. However, the Supreme Court ruled in his favor in 1971, ending his legal battle. "I'm thinking about Muhammed Ali", Trump told reporters on the south lawn of the White House. "I'm thinking about that very seriously and some others", he reportedly said.
In May, Trump granted a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion, after being urged to do so by "Rocky" star Sylvester Stallone.
The former Cassius Clay died in 2016 at the age of 74 due to septic shock brought on by a respiratory illness. "We're looking at them", Trump said.More news: Plastic pollution is a grave issue, stress experts
And of the 3,000 applications he's considering, O.J. Simpson is not one of them, he said.
President Donald Trump on Friday told reporters that he has every intention of using his pardoning power to its fullest extent, suggesting again that he has the power to pardon himself - "But I'll never have to do it".
Trump has also floated a possible pardon for TV personality Martha Stewart and potentially commuting the sentence of former IL governor Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted on corruption charges in 2011. The conviction came with a five-year prison sentence and $10,000 fine. In March, he pardoned a U.S. Navy sailor who served a year in federal prison after taking photos of classified portions of a submarine.
Last week, Trump pardoned conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza.