Trump engages Swedish PM over ASAP detention


US President Donald Trump has appealed to the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven over the continuous detention saying he would vouch for his bail and asking that he be treated fairly.

ASAP has spent more than two weeks in a Swedish prison following his arrest early July after a brawl in Stockholm.

Trump confirmed his engagement with Stockholm on the matter on Saturday and said he has been assured the rapper will be treated fairly.

“Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly,” Trump posted.

“Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative. Our teams will be talking further, and we agreed to speak again in the next 48 hours!”

Swedish officials confirmed the “respectful” 20 minute call saying : “It was a friendly and respectful phone call which lasted about 20 minutes. The Prime Minister made sure to point out that the Swedish judicial system, prosecutors and courts are completely independent.

“He also pointed out that everyone is equal before the law and that the government neither can nor will try to influence the judicial process.”

Another conversation, Trump said, will come in 48 hours.

A$AP Rocky, real name is Rakim Mayers, was detained following a fight in Stockholm, where he was performing.

A Swedish district court decided on Friday that Rocky would remain in custody for one more week to allow police to complete their investigation.


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