Actor Isaiah Washington Praises Trump for All He’s Done for Black Agenda — ‘Not Once in 8 Years’ Did I Get Support From Obama

WATCH: Look how excited this man is to be involved in the First Step Act

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ actor Isaiah Washington likely ruffled some feathers when he tweeted out not only his criticism of former president of Barack Obama but his praise for President Donald Trump.

From Fox News:

Washington tweeted on Monday his praise for Trump and the passing of the First Step Act, which is dedicated to criminal justice reform and prisoner rehabilitation. The actor 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.”

Washington said he was not a Democrat or a Republican but would work with anyone to get things done.

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Washington also posted some videos of the event.

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.

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. [….]

Trump said a “Second Step Act” will focus on “successful re-entry and reduced unemployment for Americans with past criminal records.” His goal is to cut that unemployment rate for ex-prisoners to single digits within five years.

Washington caught some flack on social media from those on the left for being supportive of Trump’s initiative but he stuck to his guns and called for people to support candidates in 2020 who were supportive of the Second Step Act.