Saturday, April 6, 2019

Black actor: Trump has done more for me than Obama...


Trump has done more for me than Obama: Grey's Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington slams '44' for not supporting 'Africa or the Black Agenda' and praises '45' for inviting him to WH' to celebrate First Step Act prison reform

  • He tweeted his thanks to Trump while criticizing Obama in a series of posts
  • Washington was at the White House to celebrate a prison reform bill 
  • The actor shared pictures and videos of himself from inside The East Room
  • Congress passed the First Step Act which gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and boosts prisoner rehabilitation 
  • His comments provoked a mixed reaction online with some praising the actor
  • But responding to the backlash Washington wrote: 'I may have 99 problems with 45, but mass incarceration ain't one of them'
  • He was fired from Grey's Anatomy in 2007 for making a homophobic slur 
Actor Isaiah Washington has slammed Barack Obama for not supporting 'Africa or the Black Agenda' while praising Donald Trump for inviting him to the White House to celebrate the First Step Act prison reform. 
The former Grey's Anatomy star tweeted his thanks to '45' while criticizing '44' in a series of posts where he shared pictures of the current president from this week. 
Washington was at the White House to see the celebrate a prison reform bill, the First Step Act, which is focused on inmate rehabilitation.  
He wrote: '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.'
Actor Isaiah Washington has slammed Barack Obama for not supporting 'Africa or the Black Agenda' while praising Donald Trump for inviting him to the White House
Actor Isaiah Washington has slammed Barack Obama for not supporting 'Africa or the Black Agenda' while praising Donald Trump for inviting him to the White House
The former Grey's Anatomy star tweeted his thanks to '45' while criticizing '44' in a series of posts where he shared pictures of the current president
The former Grey's Anatomy star tweeted his thanks to '45' while criticizing '44' in a series of posts where he shared pictures of the current president
Responding to the backlash Washington hit back, writing: 'I may have 99 problems with 45, but mass incarceration ain't one of them.'
Responding to the backlash Washington hit back, writing: 'I may have 99 problems with 45, but mass incarceration ain't one of them.'
Congress passed legislation last year called the First Step Act that gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and boosts prisoner rehabilitation efforts. 
The effort drew strong support from Republicans and Democrats worried that mandatory minimum laws had generated unfair sentences in many drug-related cases. 
He 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 shared pictures and videos of himself from inside The East Room and added: '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.' 
Speaking directly to Trump he said: '@realDonaldTrump you freed 3,000 Federal Prisoners, got 16,000 in drug rehabilitation programs and now you just need to deliver.'

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