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Trump calls Swedish PM to 'vouch for ASAP Rocky's bail'

Photos: AFP

Published: 21.Jul.2019 11:06 hrs

US President Donald Trump called Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Saturday to guarantee the bail of rapper ASAP Rocky, detained in Sweden on suspicion of assault following a street brawl.

Trump tweeted that he had spoken with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, who he said gave assurances that the singer would 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," Trump wrote.

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