The truth hurts but in this case, it may swing an election. Look, the Democrats were stunned when Trump went into inner cities and asked minority communities what they have to lose by switching and supporting Trump and the GOP.
After decades of mismanagement by the Democrats, African American communities have realized the Democrats just want their votes and don’t care about fixing the underlying issues.
Without real solutions, the rest is just noise and a pretty show for election night and little else. Take the crime bill - Bill Clinton and the Dems shoved that monstrosity on America and it devasted communities across the country.
Obama did nothing to fix it, yet it was Trump and the GOP who finally came through on this key issue. For that reason and many more, the African American community will be splitting their vote, dealing a huge blow to any Dem challenger.
From The Daily Mail:
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.’
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.’