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Isaiah Washington Thanks Trump for Supporting First Step Act, Then Slams Obama

Actor criticized former President Obama for his lack of action on the 'the Black Agenda'

 on 2nd April 2019 @ 11.00pm
the first step act  allows judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders while increasing prisoner rehabilitation efforts © press
The First Step Act, allows judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders while increasing prisoner rehabilitation efforts

Actor Isaiah Washington thanked President Donald Trump for his support for the First Step Act, then criticized former President Obama  for his lack of action on the “the Black Agenda.” 

Washington praised Trump Monday in a tweet for the passing of the First Step Act, which is devoted to criminal justice reform and prisoner rehabilitation efforts.

The actor was invited to D.C. to honor the legislation and hear calls for more reform.

“I voted for 44 twice. I even checked my emails in his Senate Office while lobbying for Salone to be given another chance to rebrand,” the former “Grey’s Anatomy” star wrote.

trump noted that americans with criminal backgrounds have five times the national average of unemployment © press
Trump noted that Americans with criminal backgrounds have five times the national average of unemployment,

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“Not once in 8 years was I given any support regarding Africa or the Black Agenda, but 45 invites me to the WH to celebrate the #FirstStepAct.”

Washington also noted that the bill is the first step to “end mass incarceration," before calling for Trump to deliver reparations in 2020.

The First Step Act, allows judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders while increasing prisoner rehabilitation efforts.

Trump noted that Americans with criminal backgrounds have five times the national average of unemployment, which stood at 3.8 percent in February.

washington also tweeted following news of attending the white house with a series of photos alongside prominent men and women w © press
Washington also tweeted following news of attending the White House with a series of photos alongside prominent men and women w

Washington also tweeted following news of attending the White House with a series of photos alongside prominent men and women who pushed to get the first step act passed.

“Those who know, know that I’m not a Democrat or a Republican. I will work w/h, anyone, as long as things get done. The #FirstStepAct was passed on December 21, 2018 w/h the hard work of @JessyMichele @LouislReed @VanJones68 and @cut_50 I’m proud to stand with them all today,” Washington wrote.

Trump stated a "Second Step Act" will concentrate on "successful re-entry and reduced unemployment for Americans with past criminal records."

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