Donald Trump tweets that he is trying help A$AP Rocky, after talking to Kanye
A$AP Rocky is still in custody in Sweden for suspected assault, and recent reports say he will remain there until at least July 25. It was also reported that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian urged Donald Trump to help Rocky, and now Trump tweeted that that is exactly what he plans to do:
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
Trump also spoke about helping Rocky at the Oval Office today. Via NBC News:
“Many, many members of the African American community have called me, friends of mine, and said, ‘Can you help?’” Trump said in the Oval Office on Friday. “So, I personally don’t know ASAP 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 the country because we’re all one.”
“Actually, the one who knew about ASAP Rocky was our first lady. She was telling me about, ‘Can you help ASAP Rocky?’” he said.
The first lady added: “We’ll be working with the State Department and we hope to get him home soon.”
Kim also tweeted, “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.”
It of course remains to be seen what, if anything, will actually come of all this, but stay tuned.