POTUS Receives Rare Praise from an Unlikely Source After Announcing Support for Prison Reform Bill

Although CNN is known for their harsh reporting of the Trump administration, one commentator is giving him praise for his support of the First Step Act.

Commentator Van Jones recently tweeted about President Donald Trump announcing his support for a huge prison reform bill. Trump claimed that the bill would help those released from prison and would give necessary reforms to a broken system.

“Today, I am thrilled to announce my support for this bipartisan bill that will make our communities safer and give former inmates a second chance at life after they have served their time,” Trump said.

Jones was impressed with Trump’s support, stating that the reform could be used to unite people over a common issue.

The commentator also went on CNN to give Trump credit.

“I think you got to give him some credit. When Obama was in office no matter what he did, the right wing just kicked his butt. He did stuff that the conservatives have been begging him to do and then they kicked his butt. So, I say the 99 times I don’t agree with the president I’m going to give him hell. On this one, I’ll give him a salute and applause…If you can’t put politics aside to help people who are suffering and struggling in prison when there’s a shot to do something on a bipartisan basis, then I think we’ve taken politics too far.”

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the bill will be brought to a floor vote if it has 60 votes in support. Once the bill is pushed through, the president will be ready to sign it.

“I’m waiting. I’ll be waiting with a pen and we will have done something that hasn’t been done in many, many years, and it’s the right thing to do,” Trump said.

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Michael
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Well, there goes the narrative that hecould cure cancer and the media would still criticize him.

Lizzie Helmer
Editor

There’s been a lot of surprising bipartisan statements from both politicians and pundits since the election, like Tucker Carlson praising Ocasio-Cortez for her stance on Amazon. It seems like now the fight is over, people may be ready to work together.

Madison Dibble
Admin

I think this is an important issue for Republicans to try to tackle with the House Democrats. Helping people get back on their feet after prison will help make sure they stay out of the system, saving taxpayer money and allowing more people to be back in their communities.

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