UPDATE: After President Donald Trump tweeted that he was personally calling Swedish PM Stefan Lofven, the Prime Minister has responded. NBC reports that he was aware that Trump “has a personal interest in the case” but went on to say that if a call between the two were to happen he would “explain that the Swedish judicial system is independent. In Sweden, everyone is equal before the law, and this includes visitors from other countries.”
UPDATE: President Donald Trump has tweeted that he’ll be personally calling the Prime Minister of Sweden to see what he can do to get A$AP Rocky out of jail. See the tweet below.
Just spoke to @KanyeWest about his friend A$AP Rocky’s incarceration. I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky. So many people would like to see this quickly resolved!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2019
Upon learning of A$AP Rocky’s loss of freedom, Kanye immediately asked his wife to reach out to Jared Kushner — Donald Trump’s son-in-law and high-ranking White House official — to discuss options to fix Rocky’s current overseas legal issues. Kim Kardashian got in touch with Kushner and broke the situation down, resulting in Kushner bringing the news to Trump himself. Trump agreed that A$AP Rocky’s situation wasn’t appropriate or just, and is now serious about helping Rocky. Pastor Darrell Scott and Kareem Lanier, two members of the White House’s Urban Revitalization Coalition, also put in their own efforts to connect A$AP Rocky’s management with Jared Kushner via phone.
Since the aforementioned connections and discussions took place, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has placed some of his deputies on the case, with one particular State Department employee given the task of heading to Sweden in-person to handle the problem. Thanks to Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Scott and Lanier’s work, the State Department is now actively working to get Rocky out of the Swedish penal system. Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch will be in Sweden on Friday for A$AP Rocky’s next hearing to learn if Swedish prosecutors are planning to file any charges, however, some also fear that they could continue to keep Rocky in jail and delay the decision a few weeks.
We will keep you updated as this story develops.
Thank you @realDonaldTrump , @SecPompeo, Jared Kushner & everyone involved with the efforts to Free ASAP Rocky & his two friends. Your commitment to justice reform is so appreciated ???? https://t.co/Ym1Rzo5Z6c
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 18, 2019