A man convicted of possession of crack cocaine who was serving a double life sentence in prison before his release under the First Step Act thanked President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE and White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerDemocrat calls for investigation of possible 'inappropriate influence' by Trump in border wall contract Judge temporarily halts construction of a private border wall in Texas Mueller witness linked to Trump charged in scheme to illegally funnel money to Clinton campaign MORE in a video Friday.

In a video posted by Trump supporter Kareem Lanier, Anthony Swatzie thanked Trump and Kushner, telling viewers that he saw "no way out" before the First Step Act, which allows those serving extended sentences for nonviolent offenses to petition for early release, became law last year.

"I didn't see no way out," Swatzie says in the video, which has been viewed tens of thousands of times. "But I kept fighting, and kept fighting, and kept fighting, man."

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"I just want to thank Kushner, man, for pushing the bill," he continues. "And President Trump for signing it."

The video was later retweeted by Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpWhite House, Congress near deal to give 12 weeks paid parental leave to all federal workers Lawmakers introduce bipartisan bill to allow new parents to advance tax credits Jane Fonda says she feels 'sad' for Trump MORE, who is married to Kushner and also works as an assistant to the president at the White House.

The First Step Act allows some inmates like Swatzie to build up "earned time credits" for service in vocational and other educational programs, which serve as credits toward their total sentence and can lead to early release.

Court documents reveal that Swatzie petitioned a court as recently as 2013 and as far back as 2000 for his sentence to be reduced, only to be denied both times.