Trump says he has ‘done far more for the African American community than any President’ and taunts ‘Crazy Bernie’ and the Democrats that ‘the best is still to come’
- President Trump touts criminal justice reform in a tweet on Sunday
- Tweet was in response to a video from president’s supporters, Diamond and Silk
- Video shows black man, Clinton Stewart, being released from prison in January
- Sanders emerged as front runner after decisive victory in Nevada on Saturday
President Trump on Sunday touted his record with African Americans, saying he has done far more for blacks than ‘any other president’ and that ‘Crazy Bernie (Sanders) and the Democrats’ should take note.
The president on Sunday subtweeted a video posted to Twitter by the two pro-Trump social media vloggers Diamond (Lynnette Hardaway) and Silk (Rochelle Richardson).
‘Crazy Bernie and the Democrats should see this,’ the president wrote in the caption.
‘I have done far more for the African American community than any President.
‘Secured funding for HBCUs, Criminal Justice Reform, Opportunity Zones, School Choice, Record Low Unemployment, and so much more.
President Trump (left) on Sunday touted his record with African Americans, saying he has done far more for blacks than ‘any other president’ and that ‘Crazy Bernie (Sanders) (left) and the Democrats’ should take note
The president on Sunday subtweeted a video posted to Twitter which shows the release from a federal prison of a black man, Clinton Stewart
‘THE BEST IS YET TO COME!’
HBCU is the acronym which stands for historically black colleges and universities.
The video shows the release from a federal prison of a black man, Clinton Stewart.
Stewart was released from a Colorado penitentiary in January after serving time in prison for financial offenses.
Video on social media shows several of his supporters holding up signs in praise of Trump and crediting him with Stewart’s release.
The clip interviews a woman who identifies herself as Stewart’s daughter.
She praises Trump, crediting him with the release of her father.
Later in the clip, Stewart is seen getting out of a car outside of the penitentiary and leading a chant of the president’s name.
Thank God for President Trump and the First Step Act,” Stewart said. “President Obama had an opportunity to help us out, he refused.”
In December 2018, Trump signed into law the First Step Act.
Passed by overwhelming majorities in Congress, the First Step Act stands out as a rare bipartisan achievement in an era of sharp political divisions.
Trump has invited ex-offenders to the White House and his State of the Union speech.
The law allows inmates who are serving time for selling crack cocaine to ask a judge to reduce their prison sentences.
It’s a belated recognition, supporters say, that tough-on-crime policies that required lengthy prison terms for crack dealers were too punitive and fell most heavily on African Americans.
Sanders, the senator from Vermont, is riding high after his victory in the Nevada Caucuses on Saturday.