Actor Isaiah Washington Thanks Trump, Slams Obama

Actor Isaiah Washington Thanks Trump, Slams Obama
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Actor Isaiah Washington recently heaped praise on President Trump for the "First Step Act" while taking the opportunity to criticize former President Obama.

According to Fox News:

Actor Isaiah Washington tweeted his thanks for President Donald Trump's support of the First Step Act while also criticizing former President Barack Obama for a lack of movement regarding “the Black Agenda.”

Washington tweeted his praise for Trump and the passing of the First Step Act on Monday, which is dedicated to criminal justice reform and prisoner rehabilitation. Washington was invited to D.C. to celebrate the legislation and hear calls for more reform, which he says Trump's predecessor never did.

“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. “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.”

 

In follow-up tweets, Washington noted that the bill is the first step to “end mass incarceration” and called for Trump to deliver reparations in 2020.

It remains unclear if Trump will listen and push for reparations in the upcoming campaign cycle.

 Source: American Update

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