Famous actor Isaiah Washington broke rank with Hollywood liberals on Tuesday, personally thanking President Donald Trump for pushing for criminal justice reform.
Washington revealed that he voted for former President Barack Obama twice, only to be disappointed that he did nothing to advance the “black agenda.”
“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. 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 tweeted.
However, Washington also made it clear that he wants Trump to do more going forward, including some things the president will likely not support.
".@realDonaldTrump you freed 3,000 Federal Prisoners, got 16,000 in drug rehabilitation programs and now you just need to deliver #Reparations2020 #FirstStepAct," he tweeted.
Republicans have not been supportive of the idea of providing reparations in 2019.
Still, if any other president passed the First Step Act, it would be a much bigger deal. Obama, the nation's first black president, essentially accomplished nothing on criminal justice reform during his eight years in office.
"The First Step Act, which was passed by Congress last year, gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and boosts prisoner rehabilitation efforts. The effort drew strong support from Republicans and Democrats, as both sides have expressed worry that mandatory minimum laws have generated unfair sentences in many drug-related cases," Fox News reported.
The report added: "Trump said Americans with criminal backgrounds are unemployed at rates up to five times the national average, which stood at 3.8 percent in February."
One ex-inmate who benefited from the First Step Act, spoke at the White House, telling the president that he was continuing to "make America great again."
"Two months ago, I was in a jail cell," said Allen, and today, "I'm in the White House," Gregory Allen said.
That's American right there.