Donald Trump Calls for A$AP Rocky's Freedom, Says He's 'Disappointed' in 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. 

A$AP Rocky is in his third week of pre-trial detention in a Swedish prison following a July 3 incident in Stockholm. As more celebrities continue to lobby for his freedom, politicians have also started to become involved. On Thursday (July 25), President Donald Trump tweeted in support of Rocky.

"Very disappointed in Prime Minister Stefan Löfven for being unable to act," he wrote. "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"

"Give A$AP Rocky his FREEDOM," he continued. "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!"

Prime Minister Lofven's press secretary Mikael Lindstrom has since responded to Trump's tweet, noting in a statement that "Sweden and Prime Minister Stefan Lofven have explained and emphasised the complete independence of the Swedish judicial system, prosecutors and courts."

"In Sweden everyone is equal before the law," the statement continues. "The Government is not allowed, and will not attempt, to influence the legal proceedings which are now ongoing."

Just last week, news broke that Kim Kardashian helped lobby for the rapper by reaching out to Trump’s advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Additionally, the U.S. Department of State released a statement in support of the rapper, according to Politico"There are certainly some facts about the arrest and detention that raise concerns," it read. "We expect all governments, including Sweden, to treat American citizens fairly and with respect. We hope to see A$AP Rocky and his colleagues back on tour and reunited with friends and family soon."