President Donald Trump has reacted after a court in Stockholm, Sweden, allowed A$AP Rocky to await the outcome of his assault trial in the United States, eventually releasing the American rapper who has spent the past month in Swedish jail.
His infamous case had fueled a diplomatic quarrel after repeated interventions from US President Trump, who publicly demanded the rapper’s release, even raising the issue with the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
Swedish authorities have repeatedly stressed that the country’s judiciary is independent and that the government is “not allowed, and will not attempt, to influence the legal proceedings.”
After the court’s decision on Friday, Trump tweeted in a rare context which does not seem controversial like most of the president’s tweets: “A$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!”