Skip to comments.Donald Trump Threatened Trade War Against Sweden to Release A$AP Rocky: Report
Posted on 07/02/2022 9:13:28 AM PDT by nickcarraway
In 2019, Rocky was arrested in Sweden along with his two bodyguards after a fight.
Back in 2019, former President Donald Trump was personally involved in getting A$AP Rocky out of jail in Sweden after a street fight, and now, more details are emerging.
Sweden’s Justice Minister revealed to a local news source this week that Trump used bullying tactics, including threatening to wage trade restrictions against the country, to free the rapper. “If you can try and do something like this against Sweden, what will you then try and do to slightly weaker countries that don’t have the European Union behind them?” Minister of Justice Morgan Johansson allegedly said to the publication.
Billboard has reached out to A$AP Rocky’s team for confirmation and comment.
Three years ago, Rocky was arrested along with his two bodyguards and charged with assault after a 19-year-old man was hurt in a June 2019 fight. He pleaded self-defense, saying he tried to avoid a confrontation with two men who were following his entourage.
Trump intervened on behalf of the rapper while he was in jail and called Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on July 20, offering to guarantee his bail.
“Give A$AP Rocky his FREEDOM,” the former president tweeted at the time, also calling out Lofven by name for his handling of the situation. “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!”
Upon the rapper’s release in August, Trump tweeted, “A$AP Rocky released from prison and on his way home to the United States from Sweden. It was a Rocky Week, get home ASAP A$AP!”
that’s a good thing.
What has Biden done to get Russia to release Brittney Griner from political persecution?
Or does Biden throw around political power for his own personal enrichment and his son?
Whoopie poop, that's how negotiations are done. Just ask Xiden how to get a prosecutor dismissed.
Sorry, do not believe it. I believe he may well have helped to secure the release of this rapper, I just do not believe he used the tactics described.
Biden is the epitome of a lightweight. I’ll take a street fighter in the WH any day over a light-in-the-loafers libtard.
Trump used American power FOR the American people, Biden uses it AGAINST the American people.
Dumb media article. Pointless!
I believe it. And he was right to do so. It was pure self defense from a moslem street trash guy.
That Trump guy is a terrible example of a racist
This reads like the Steele “dossier.”
We don’t like it when foreigners interfere with our justice system. Example: The pope moaning and whining every time a death penalty is handed out.
So I’m a bit hesitant about applauding Trump here. It’s not like Sweden is some third-world cesspool. This A$AP Rocky guy probably would have been treated fairly.
Riiiiiight... THIS week, not way back in 2019 when it happened to a
country with the European Union behind them.
Scared to come out then, but not now?
Or is this just another act from the J6 Circus?
Should have let the crapper rot in jail.
They’re doing more to keep Trumps name out there FOR us than they realize! LOLOLOL
A president looking out for US citizens. What’s the problem?
“I’m a bit hesitant about applauding Trump here”
Very considered. That’s all right. More for people who appreciate the man who sacrificed everything for our nation to applaud.
He threatened them and then tried to grab the steering wheel from the Swedish Minister of Justice.
Yeah, sure he did.
Their objective was to deflect from Biden’s critics about Russia’s detention of the America-hating lesbian basketball player.
Trade restrictions is how you get things done when you are President. Ask every other country on the planet.
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