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 TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally MORE and White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerAbraham Accords: New hope for peace in Middle East Tenants in Kushner building file lawsuit alleging dangerous living conditions Trump hosts Israel, UAE, Bahrain for historic signing 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 TrumpTrump, Biden vie for Minnesota Trump luxury properties have charged US government .1M since inauguration: report Ivana Trump: Ivanka could 'definitely' be first female president 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.