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Trump says he's offered to vouch for A$AP Rocky's bail in Sweden

A mash-up photo of Kim Kardashian, President Trump and A$AP Rocky.
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President Trump confirmed in tweets Saturday that he's offered to Sweden's prime minister to "personally vouch" for the bail of rapper A$AP Rocky, after Kim Kardashian West contacted his administration about his detention there.

"Just had a very good call with Swedish PM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative. Our teams will be talking further, and we agreed to speak again in the next 48 hours!"

Trump made aware of A$AP Rocky's detention in Sweden by Kardashian call

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President Trump has directed his administration to work to have rapper A$AP Rocky freed from custody in Sweden after Kim Kardashian West contacted White House adviser Jared Kushner about the issue, as first reported by TMZ.

The state of play: A person familiar with the situation told me the TMZ story is accurate and that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has taken the lead to work on Rocky's detention.