President Donald Trump Speaks In Support Of ASAP Rocky
By Peyton Blakemore
July 19, 2019
President Donald Trump is speaking out about A$AP Rocky.
During a press conference at the White House on Friday (July 19), Trump addressed the 30-year-old rapper's current detainment in Stockholm, Sweden.
"A$AP Rocky is a situation in Sweden. Sweden is a great country, and they’re friends of mine and the leadership. And we are going to be calling. We’re going to be talking to them, we’ve already started," he said. "Many, many members of the African-American community have called me, friends of mine, and said could you help? I personally don’t know A$AP Rocky, but I can tell you that he has tremendous support from the African-American community in this country. And when I say African-American, I think I can really say from everybody in this country, because we’re all one."
President Trump: "I personally don’t know A$AP Rocky but I can tell you he has tremendous support from the African American community in this country. When I say African American, I think I can really say from everybody in this country n/c we’re all one." https://t.co/GCjjZTJ9fn pic.twitter.com/0YR4BOoiLZ— The Hill (@thehill) July 19, 2019
As previously reported, on Friday, a judge "sided with prosecutors and ordered that A$AP stay in jail for another week while prosecutors continue their investigation," TMZ reported. A judge will make a final decision about charging the rapper next Thursday (July 25).
Rocky was taken into police custody in Stockholm for his involvement in a street fight over two weeks ago. His arrest caused immediate outrage as the fight was caught on camera and shows that Rocky and his crew were not the aggressors in the situation. Not only that, but some reports have accused Swedish officials violating the rapper's legal rights since his arrest.
Earlier this week, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West lobbied the White House to get involved with Rocky's case in Sweden. Kim thanked Trump, Jared Kushner, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for their help on Thursday (July 18). "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 🙏🏼🤞🏼," she wrote on Twitter.
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