President Trump is lashing out at Sweden after A$AP Rocky was charged with assault.
Taking to Twitter on Thursday (July 25), Trump said he was “very disappointed” in Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven for not helping Rocky.
“Very disappointed in Prime Minister Stefan Löfven for being unable to act,” he tweeted. “Sweden has let our African American Community down in the United States.”
Trump said he watched the video of Rocky being harassed by two men on the streets of Stockholm on June 30. “I watched the tapes of A$AP Rocky, and he was being followed and harassed by troublemakers,” wrote Trump before calling on Sweden to “Treat Americans fairly!” He also used the hashtag #FreeRocky.
“Give A$AP Rocky his FREEDOM,” he demanded. “We do so much for Sweden but it doesn’t seem to work the other way around. Sweden should focus on its real crime problem! #FreeRocky.”
Rocky has been behind bars since July 3 over his alleged involvement in a street brawl in Stockholm. Earlier today, he was charged with assault causing actual bodily harm and faces a maximum of two years in prison or a fine based on his daily earnings. He will remain in custody until his trial begins next Tuesday.
After being urged by Kanye West and First Lady Melania Trump, the POTUS intervened and called the Swedish prime minister to discuss Rocky’s detention and offered to “personally vouch” for his bail, assuring that he’s not a flight risk. “So many people would like to see this quickly resolved!” he tweeted.
Löfven issued a statement saying he would be glad to speak with Trump, but that he “cannot and will not attempt to influence prosecutors or courts.”
The Harlem rapper continues to receive support from celebrities including Justin Bieber, Diddy, G-Eazy, and A$AP Ferg. More than 600,000 people have signed a Change.org petition demanding his release.