Isaiah Washington Praises Donald Trump For His 'First Step Act' Prison Reform Bill
Isaiah Washington took to social media Monday (April 1) to praise Donald Trump for his prison reform initiative entitled "First Step Act," and blast Barack Obama for not doing enough for the black community during his eight years in office.
The initiative was announced earlier this week and aims to help inmates sentenced to non-violent crimes as they readjust to life outside of prison. According to Fox News 59, more than 500 sentences have been reduced and 700 inmates were released.
The bill reportedly allocated $500 million for re-entry, job training, education, grants, and programs for inmates. Rehabilitation programs have also been put in place, while smarter housing closer to an inmate's family add another layer of support has also been added to the program.
Per the former Grey's Anatomy actor, Donald Trump's new bill is doing more for the black community than the nation's first black president.
Washington in a later tweet said he has no political affiliation and will work with whomever in order to get things done and then congratulated the president on the milestone achievement.
After receiving a few digital side eyes, the 55-year-old asked the naysayers to please do their research before tweeting him.
You got it, Mr. Washington.