Actor Isaiah Washington made some headlines on Monday when he let his opinions be known about about the good things that President Trump is doing, and about the lack of good things done by former president Barack Obama in regards to the black community.
As reported by 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.
So if Isaiah Washington is praising President Trump and mocking Barack Obama, does that mean that he’s conservative?
According to Washington himself, he has many problems with Trump’s other policies, as evidenced by a different tweet on April 3rd:
So what did the liberal voices in the world have to say about Washington’s comments?
Apparently, some were not too pleased.
As reported by The Root:
Apparently Isaiah missed the memo that effective January 20, 2017, The Black Delegation is no longer accepting invitations to the White House. And before you bring up Kanye, we tried to tell that nigga but he doesn’t listen.
However, The First Step Act did draw rave reviews when it was passed last year, as both Democrats and Republicans were well aware that mandatory minimums have generated inordinate sentences in drug-related cases.
But you can’t sh*t on Obama for not doing enough for me and you, your momma and your cousin too then champion Donald f**king Trump of all people as The Great Negro Equalizer just because he invited you over to the crib for some Big Macs and chicken nuggets.
Although the previous paragraphs showed the worst side of Leftists, not all of the media were so slanderous about the First Step Act.
There was an interesting opinion piece written by CNN hosts Van Jones and Jessica Jackson, who are co-founders of #cut50, a bipartisan group that focuses on criminal justice reform issues.
Since they had a part in the legislation, they spoke about the president a little more positively, but were quick to take a lot of the credit:
For some, it’s hard to imagine anything good happening in the middle of the Trump era — especially for black, brown and low-income people. But believe it or not, something truly beautiful is happening in Washington, DC, on the least likely of issues — criminal justice reform.
Earlier this year, a tiny handful of “true believers” decided to try to fix the federal justice system as much as possible — in part by implementing reforms that have succeeded in red states like Texas and Georgia. Few gave us a prayer of success. But, against all odds, we won.