PRESIDENT DONALD Trump has demanded Sweden releases A$AP Rocky after he was charged with assault for an altercation which took place last month.
The US president has said he was “very disappointed” in Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven for being “unable to act” after the rapper received assault charges on Thursday (Jul 25).
At the time the charges were announced, Swedish prosecutor Daniel Suneson said: “Having come to the conclusion that the events in question constitute a crime and despite claims of self-defense and provocation.”
Following the announcement Trump posted a series of tweets using the hashtag #FreeRocky.
One tweet reads: “Very disappointed in Prime Minister Stefan Löfven for being unable to act. Sweden has let our African American Community down in the United States. I watched the tapes of A$AP Rocky, and he was being followed and harassed by troublemakers. Treat Americans fairly! #FreeRocky
Trump also revealed that he has been in touch with the Swedish PM. He tweeted: “Just had a very good call with Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen ASAP Rocky will be treated fairly.
“Likewise, I assured him that ASAP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative.”
The arrest comes after a fight captured on video in which Rocky is seen involved in altercation with two men last month. He claimed that he was acting in self defence as the men were supposedly following the rapper and his entourage.
He is set to remain in custody until a trial takes place and the Stockholm District Court is due to set a date for the proceedings.
source : https://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/trump-demands-sweden-gives-aap-rocky-his-freedom