Former 'Grey's Anatomy' actor Isaiah Washington cheers Trump while calling out Obama

Actor Isaiah Washington visited the White House to celebrate the passage of historic prison reforms this week.

The former Grey’s Anatomy cast member wrote about his excitement and lauded President Donald Trump’s support of the bipartisan First Step Act on social media. At the same time, he called out President Barack Obama for failing to give him “any support regarding Africa or the Black Agenda.”

Washington documented his trip to D.C., noting in one post that it had been a while since he’d been to the White House. He said that he’s never identified himself as a Democrat or a Republican, but some who will work with anyone “as long as things get done.

His words sparked much debate about Trump’s track record on criminal justice, including reminders of his insistence that the black and Latino young men involved in the infamous Central Park Five case were guilty, even after DNA evidence proved they were not.

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 09: Isaiah Washington attends 50th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon - Arrivals at Loews Hollywood Hotel on March 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 09: Isaiah Washington attends 50th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon - Arrivals at Loews Hollywood Hotel on March 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 20: Isaiah Washington attends the Global Green 2019 Pre-Oscar Gala at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on February 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 07: Isaiah Washington and wife, Jenisa Garland attend a private launch for Akon's Cryptocurrency AKoin on August 7, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 07: Isaiah Washington attends a private launch for Akon's Cryptocurrency AKoin on August 7, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 03: Founder of IMPACT Magazine Tunisha Brown and actor Isaiah Washington attends Men of Impact Honoree Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel on June 3, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 03: Actor Isaiah Washington attends Men of Impact Honoree Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel on June 3, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
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In another tweet, Washington addressed allegations that he’s anti-gay. In 2007, he was fired from Grey’s Anatomy after using a homophobic slur in the press room at the 2007 Golden Globes. He was addressing reports that he’d used the term to refer to co-star T.R. Knight on the set of the hospital drama.

He also urged voters to learn more about the new legislation, which he believes to be better than what Obama’s administration wanted.

After leaving Grey’s Anatomy, Washington appeared on the first four seasons of the CW post-apocalyptic drama The 100. He returned to the Shonda Rimes show to mixed reactions in 2014, so his character could tie things up with Sandra Oh’s character before she checked out of Seattle Grace.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 29: Donald Trump and Melania Knauss attend the 2004 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 29, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 29: (L-R) Teresa Barrick, Steven Tyler, Melania Knauss and Donald Trump attend the 2004 Vanity Fair Oscar Party (Exclusive Inside Coverage) at Mortons on February 29, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Donald Trump during 2004 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals at Mortons in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Tony Barson Archive/WireImage)
Sharon Osbourne, Donald Trump and Melania Knauss during 12th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party Co-hosted by In Style - Inside at Pearl in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss during Elton John AIDS Foundation's 12th Annual Oscar party co-hosted by In Style - Arrivals at Pearl in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by J. Merritt/FilmMagic)
386900 83: Donald Trump and his girlfriend, model Melania Knauss arrive for the 73rd Annual Academy Awards March 25, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images)
386900 171: Donald Trump and his girlfriend, model Melania Knauss arrive for the 73rd Annual Academy Awards March 25, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images)
Donald Trump during The 73rd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Donald Trump & Samuel L. Jackson during The 73rd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
(Original Caption) Donald Trump with a friend. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: (L-R) Donald Trump, Melania Knauss Trump, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale attend Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's Restaurant on February 27, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Donald Trump and Melania Knauss Trump attend Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's Restaurant on February 27, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Real estate mogul and Reality TV star and executive producer ('The Apprentice') Donald J. Trump (R) and new wife model Melania Knauss Trump arrive at the Vanity Fair Academy Awards® party at Mortons restaurant. (Photo by Chris Farina/Corbis via Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Melania Trump during 2005 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals at Mortons in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Melania Trump and Donald Trump during 13th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party Co-hosted by Chopard - Arrivals at Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Melania Trump and Donald Trump during 13th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party Co-hosted by Chopard - Inside at Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Tim Allen, Jane Hajduk, Melania Trump, and Donald Trump (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2011, February 27, 2011 at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2011, February 27, 2011 at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Portrait of married couple Donald and Melania Trump as they pose together on the red carpet at the Kodak Theater during the 83rd Academy Awards, Hollywood, California, February 27, 2011. (Photo by Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images)
Donald Trump and wife Melania at the 83rd Academy Awards, held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
(L-R) Actress Helena Bonham Carter, Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump arrive at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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