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    Trump tweeted that he offered to personally vouch for ASAP Rocky's bail, even though there’s no system of bail in Sweden.

    Reality TV star and social media celebrity Kim Kardashian West stepped forward to thank US President Donald Trump for his involvement in the plight of American rapper Rakim Mayers, also known as A$AP Rocky, who was arrested in Sweden on suspicion of assault following a street brawl on 30 June.

    According to TMZ, Kim’s husband Kanye West called Trump on 19 July and “made a plea for the President to get involved.” Rocky currently faces up to six years in prison if convicted.

    ​Commenting on the rapper’s predicament on Twitter, Trump said that he spoke with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven who, according to the president, assured him that the rapper would be treated fairly.

    ​Trump added that he “offered to personally vouch” for the singer’s bail, though as AFP points out, there’s no system of bail in Sweden.

    Many social media users were quick to hit out at Kardashian's support for Trump, citing allegations of racism during Trump's ongoing spat with a group of Democratic congresswomen.

    Canadian singer Justin Bieber has also addressed Trump via Twitter regarding the ASAP Rocky situation, using the opportunity to inquire whether the president could “let those kids out of cages”, apparently referring to migrant children who are being kept in detention centers on the United States’ southern border.

    Bieber’s comment also evoked a barrage of criticism online, with a number of netizens attacking the singer’s stance on the migrant issue.


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