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Trump threatened a trade war with Sweden over the arrest of A $ AP Rocky in 2019: Report

Former President Donald Trump threatened to launch a trade war with Sweden in 2019 over the arrest of US rapper A $ AP Rocky.

In an interview with the Swedish newspaperDargens Nuheterpublished Thursday, Morgan Johansson has not released a rapper (real name Rakim Mayers). 

Mayers was arrested in July 2019 and put in jail for about 33 days after being involved in a battle before performing at a music festival in Stockholm. The video published on social media seemed to show that the Mayers were throwing people into the ground violently. 

Eventually, Mayers was found guilty of assault, but he was spared further imprisonment. 

Trump immediately came to the rapper's defenseand he posted on Twitter that he "personally guarantees" his bail. 

"I made a very good call with @ SwedishPM's Stefan Löfven to ensure that A $ AP Rocky, an American citizen, is treated fairly."Trump July 2019 Tweeted on the 20th of March."Similarly, I assured him that A $ AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally guarantee his bail or alternatives.

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"Our team will discuss further and we agree next Speak again within 48 hours! "

Following the call,Prime Minister Stephan Roven's office said," The Prime Minister ... the government influences the judicial process. I've confirmed that I couldn't do it and I wouldn't try to influence it. "

Shortly after, Trump told Löfven that he was "extremely disappointed" because he couldn't act. 

"I was very disappointed that Prime Minister Stefan Löfven couldn't act. Sweden disappointed our African-American community in the United States," said the 45th President. I posted it. "I saw A $ AP Rocky's tape, and he was tracked and harassed by the troublemaker. Treat Americans fairly. #FreeRocky."

Johansson said this week In a discussion with the White House, Trump revealed that he had sought help from the European Commission. 

"This story shows that it is really important to uphold our legal principles and not take our democracy for granted," Johanson said. Told.

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"Trying something like this against Sweden If possible, then what would you do to a slightly weaker country not behind the European Union? "

Trump's representative did not immediately respond to the post's request for comment.