Kamala Harris thinks President Trump’s efforts to free A$AP Rocky were a misuse of power.
When speaking at the NAACP National Convention on July 24, Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris suggested that it was a “misuse of power” for President Trump to help free rapper A$AP Rocky from jail in Sweden.
On July 2, A$AP Rocky was arrested in Sweden for the alleged assault of Mustafa Jabari. The alleged assault took place on June 30 when A$AP Rocky was in Sweden on tour. A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, pleaded not guilty to the assault charges.
On July 2, A$AP Rocky posted multiple videos on Instagram, which show Jabari following him. In the videos, A$AP Rocky claims that Jabari is harassing him and his bodyguard. Shortly after posting the videos, A$AP Rocky turned himself into police on July 2.
Jabari is not facing any criminal charges over the altercation with A$AP Rocky. Jabari, an Afghan immigrant, has a prior conviction for a drug charge.
President Trump tweeted several times about his frustration with the arrest of A$AP Rocky. On July 19, Trump tweeted that he spoke with Kanye West about A$AP Rocky’s incarceration. Trump added that he would call the Swedish prime minister to help try to free A$AP Rocky.
On July 25, Trump tweeted that Sweden needs to “Give A$AP Rocky his FREEDOM.”
On August 2, A$AP Rocky was released from Swedish jail and flew back to the U.S. A$AP Rocky was detained for a month before he was finally released. According to reports, the conditions of the jail A$AP Rocky was held in were inhumane.
A$AP Rocky’s mother said she is ‘very grateful’ for President Trump’s help. Many have credited African-American political activists Ali Alexander and CJ Pearson for pushing the State Department to take action to help free A$AP Rocky.