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20-7-2019 17:28:04

Trump says he ‘offered to personally vouch’ for rapper A$AP Rocky’s bail in talk with Swedish prime minister

President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that he had been in contact with the Swedish prime minister in regards to the incarceration of American rapper A$AP Rocky in Sweden. “I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail,” the president said in his tweet. Trump also revealed that their “teams will be talking further” and that they agreed to speak again in 48 hours. On Friday, the president shared that rapper Kanye West had contacted him about Rocky’s incarceration. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump revealed on Saturday that he’d been in contact with the Swedish prime minister in regards to the incarceration of American rapper A$AP Rocky in Sweden. “Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly,” Trump said in his tweet, adding that he “offered to personally vouch for [Rocky’s] bail.” Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2019 The president added that he and the prime minister would continue their conversation in a couple of days. ….Our teams will be talking further, and we agreed to speak again in the next 48 hours!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2019 Trump’s reported conversation with the Swedish prime minister comes after he tweeted on Friday that he’d been in contact with rapper Kanye West about A$AP Rocky’s incarceration. The president said in his previous tweet that he was planning to reach out to the Swedish prime minister. Just spoke to @KanyeWest about his friend A$AP Rocky’s incarceration. I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky. So many people would like to see this quickly resolved!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2019 The president’s involvement with Rocky’s predicament comes after several high profile celebrities, including Kim Kardashian West and Justin Bieber, also advocated for the rapper’s release from Swedish prison. Thank you @realDonaldTrump , @SecPompeo, Jared Kushner & everyone involved with the efforts to Free ASAP Rocky & his two friends. Your commitment to justice reform is so appreciated 🙏🏼🤞🏼 https://t.co/Ym1Rzo5Z6c— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 18, 2019I want my friend out.. I appreciate you trying to help him. But while your at it @realDonaldTrump can you also let those kids out of cages?— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) July 20, 2019 A$AP Rocky is currently being held in Swedish custody after being arrested over a street fight in downtown Stockholm earlier this month. A video posted to Instagram showed two people seemingly following Rocky before another video published by TMZ appeared to show Rocky physically fighting with them. Swedish authorities said on Friday that they intend to keep the rapper in custody until July 25, because he’s considered a flight risk. Read more: Sweden detains rapper A$AP Rocky after street fight Sweden is keeping rapper A$AP Rocky in custody for 6 more days, but Trump says he’s going to intervene Justin Bieber tweeted at Donald Trump asking him to free migrant children: ‘Can you also let those kids out of cages?’ The post Trump says he ‘offered to personally vouch’ for rapper A$AP Rocky’s bail in talk with Swedish prime minister appeared first on Business Insider Nederland.
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