Melania Trump: We Hope A$AP Rocky Returns Home Soon

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20: U.S. first lady Melania Trump hosts a roundtable discussion on cyber safety and technology with industry experts in the State Dining Room at the White House March 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. In the first major policy push in her effort to combat cyberbullying, the …
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First Lady Melania Trump personally lobbied her husband to help A$AP Rocky’s release from Sweden, President Donald Trump confirmed on Friday.

President Donald Trump confirmed reports that he was working to help A$AP Rocky, noting that the first lady was an early advocate for the rapper’s plight.

He and the first lady publicly discussed the case at the White House during an event to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

“We’re working with State Department and we hope to get him home soon,” the first lady said.

Trump confirmed that many of his African-American friends and members of Congress had personally contacted him to help Rocky.

“I personally don’t know A$AP Rocky, but I can tell you he has tremendous support in the African-American community in this country,” Trump said. “I think I can really say from everybody in this country because we are all one.”

The president commented publicly on the case at the White House after reports revealed that he was working to resolve the case after the rapper was arrested in Sweden on July 2 after a street brawl.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have also spoken with the White House about the case.

The Swedish court decided Friday that the rapper should remain in Sweden prison another week while authorities continued their investigation of the incident. Swedish prosecutors now have until July 25 to decide whether or not to charge him.

Trump expressed optimism that Rocky would be allowed home soon.

“We have a good relationship with Sweden,” he said.

The president added later Friday that he would personally call the Prime Minister of Sweden about the case.

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