President of the United States, Donald Trump, has in a Tweet revealed that he has personally vouched for American rapper, A$AP Rocky.
This comes after the rapper had his detention in Sweden extended as the judge deemed him to be a flight risk.
Since then, President Trump has promised to wade into the matter and it seems that he’s made good on that promise as he stated in a tweet that he has spoken to the Swedish Prime Minister and promised that A$AP Rocky will not be a flight risk.
His tweet read: “Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative,”
He later also tweeted:”….Our teams will be talking further, and we agreed to speak again in the next 48 hours!”
If Donald Trump felt this gesture would get him in the good graces of people, a cursory look at the responses showed that this was not the case.
He was still criticized by many with one tweeter saying: “BLACK people are not voting for a vile, repugnant white supremacist because you’re pretending you care about a Black rapper.”
Others asked about the immigrants being kept at facilities at the borders which reports have indicated are unsuitable for living, with one commenter responding, “How about freeing the prisoners you have in the concentration camps first?”
A$AP Rocky was first arrested on the 3rd of July for alleged assault and has been incarcerated since then.
Some have called his incarceration racist and that it just goes to show the inelegance with which black men are treated.
It is hoped that some sort of deal is reached and A$AP can be free.