President Donald Trump was honored Friday with the Bipartisan Justice Award for his role in helping pass the FIRST STEP Act, which helps ex-offenders find new purpose outside of prison.
‘The Bipartisan Justice Award is the highest honor given annually to a public servant who has demonstrated the ability to work across the aisle to achieve meaningful progress in reforming our criminal justice system,” the White House said in a news release, according to The Daily Caller. “The 2019 Bipartisan Justice award winner is President Donald J. Trump for his Bipartisan leadership in the passage of the historic First Step Act.”
“The award is being given by the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, a non-profit organization founded by 20 Black Republicans and 20 Black Democrats in 2015, to elevate the issue of criminal justice reform above partisan politics,” the release said.
“Perhaps our economy is the best criminal justice reform of all.
Trump said his administration is focusing on the needs of Americans who live in inner cities, slamming past administrations for spending trillions of dollars on Middle East wars — money that could have been used to fund scholarships for inner-city youth.