>> They're not proud enough to stand for our national anthem. I don't like that.>> He's feuded for more than a year with the NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. And now, President Donald Trump wants those same players to give him ideas of people to pardon.
>> And I'm gonna ask them to recommend to me people that were unfairly treated, friends of their's or people that they know about. And I'm gonna take a look at those applications and if I find and my committee finds that they're unfairly treated, then we will pardon them or at least let them out.
>> The apparent olive branch from Trump to the players, coming days after he withdrew an invitation to the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, none of whom ever took a knee, when it became clear many would stay away from the White House celebration.>> I was ashamed of what was taken place.
>> Trump has slammed the players and the NFL since August 2016, when then San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, first took a knee to protest the shooting deaths of unarmed black men by police. The gesture sparking a movement. The NFL last month said it would fine a team if a player refused to stand for the national anthem but said players could remain in the locker room.
Thank you.>> Trump on Wednesday commuted the life sentence of 63 year old Alice Johnson who served more than 20 years for a first time drug trafficking offence. Her case championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian.>> The power to pardon is a beautiful thing.
>> Trump told reporters he was considering pardoning some 3,000 people. Including the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who was convicted for refusing the military draft on religious ground in 1967, but cleared by the Supreme Court in 1971. Through their lawyer Ali's family quickly saying, quote, we appreciate Trump's sentiment, but a pardon is unnecessary.