Read time: 2 minutes

Trump Tries To Make Another Black Friend, A$AP Rocky

Kanye promised Donald he'd have a second Black friend if he helped free the rapper from a Swedish jail.

Trump needs to show that he has a Black friend, so he is apparently going to try to help get A$AP Rocky out of a Swedish jail. He's been held there for two weeks on no charges, after being involved in a fight. Yes, the most racist president in modern history is trying to burnish his reputation with the Black community by attempting to free Kim and Kanye's friend.

Admittedly, and in all seriousness, being held without charges is an anathema to our country's values, and our core system of justice. But spare me Trump's declarations that "we are all one" (yeah, he really said that in the video) after he'd just spend the previous 5 minutes bashing 4 Congresswomen of Color with racist rhetoric, continuing to slander them with lies and put targets on their backs for his white nationalist foaming cult.

DONALD: A$AP Rocky is a situation in Sweden. Sweden is a great country and they are friends of mine. The leadership and we are going to be calling and talking to them and we have already started. Many, many members of the African-American community have called are friends of mine and said, "Could you help?" So, I personally don't know A$AP Rocky but I can tell you his tremendous support from the African-American community in this country and when I say African-American, I think I can really say from everybody in this country because we are all one. I have been called by so many people asking me to help A$AP Rocky. Actually the one who knew about A$AP Rocky is our First Lady. She was telling me about, "Can you help A$AP Rocky?" Do you wanna give a little a statement on that?

MELANIA: Well, we'll be working with the State Department and we hope to get him home soon.

DONALD: We have had a very good relationship with Sweden. He's being held, as you know, in Sweden. We had a really good relationship in Sweden. That's pretty much it. Thank you all very much.

Yeah, Donnie, we are alllllll one. And where is he being held? Sweden? Your friend, Sweden?

I don't know about you, but I think this calls for Twitter.

Coming back here at 12:36 EST to add this tweet from just an hour ago...apparently he's citing laws that don't exist in his friend, Sweden...

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team