Donald Trump Claims to 'Personally Vouch' For A$AP Rocky's Bail in Conversation With Swedish Prime Minister

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A$AP Rocky is seen, outside 1017 ALYX 9SM, during Paris Fashion Week - Menswear Spring-Summer 2019, on June 24, 2018 in Paris, France. 

Donald Trump claims to have offered various "assurances" in a discussion with Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven about A$AP Rocky, who remains incarcerated in Stockholn following his July 3 arrest.

On Saturday (July 20), Trump tweeted that he insisted to Löfven that A$AP Rocky, a.k.a. Rakim Mayers, "was not a flight risk," and that he additionally "offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative" after the prime minister assured the President that Mayers was being "treated fairly" while detained.

Trump -- who added that a follow-up conversation with Löfven is planned within the next 48 hours -- became directly involved in Mayers' legal issues after he was approached by Kim Kardashian, who has previously worked with the president on criminal justice matters.  

The music community has rallied behind A$AP Rocky from afar. Numerous artists voicing their support of the rapper, with some, like, Tyler, the Creator, going so far as to indicate they won't be playing Sweden in the near future (or ever).

Justin Bieber, who shared the change.org petition calling for A$AP Rocky's release with his massive social media following, thanked Trump for his efforts to bring A$AP Rocky back to the States while calling him out for the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border.


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