President TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi arrives in Jordan with bipartisan congressional delegation Trump says his Doral resort will no longer host G-7 after backlash CNN's Anderson Cooper mocks WH press secretary over Fox News interview MORE says he’s working to try to bring A$AP Rocky back to the United States following the rapper’s detainment in Sweden.

“We’ll be talking to them — we already started,” Trump told reporters when asked in the Oval Office on Friday about getting the “Brand New Guy” rapper released from Swedish custody.


While he hasn’t been charged with a crime, the New York performer has been held in a Swedish jail since earlier this month, after he was involved in a June street fight in Stockholm that his camp says was started by people harassing him and his entourage. A Swedish court reportedly ruled Friday that he could be held at least another week as prosecutors determined whether to charge him.

"I personally don’t know A$AP Rocky, but I can tell you he has tremendous support from the African American community in this country,” Trump said. “When I say African American, I think I can really say from everybody in this country because we’re all one,” he added.

The president credited Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMelania Trump breaks ground on new White House tennis pavilion Overnight Health Care — Presented by Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing — Buttigieg unveils aggressive plan to lower drug prices | Supreme Court abortion case poses major test for Trump picks | Trump takes heat from right over vaping crackdown Kroger to stop sales of e-cigarettes at stores MORE with bringing the 30-year-old entertainer’s case to his attention.

“We’re working with State Department and we hope to get him home soon,” the first lady said.

Multiple reports Thursday said Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoErdoğan got the best of Trump, experts warn Graham: I'm seeking to make Trump successful 'but not at all costs' Ex-Watergate prosecutor says evidence in impeachment inquiry 'clearly' points to Trump MORE, at the president’s request, was working to have A$AP Rocky — who was born Rakim Mayers — released from solitary confinement, following discussions between Kim Kardashian WestKimberly (Kim) Noel Kardashian WestA$AP Rocky's lawyer won't appeal Swedish verdict The evolution of Taylor Swift's political activism Our justice system must reward success MORE and White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerCareer State official warned about Biden's son: report Buttigieg knocks Trump as a 'walking conflict of interest' Biden's weak response to Trump is a lesson for Democratic candidates MORE.

Kardashian West, who has lobbied the administration on criminal justice issues before, tweeted her thanks for their efforts on Thursday:

On Friday, Trump said that “many, many members of the African American community” contacted him asking him to help resolve the situation. 

Trump later tweeted that he had spoke to Kardashian West's husband, the rapper Kanye WestKanye Omari WestSessions says he still supports Trump despite ouster as AG Baldwin kicks off new 'Saturday Night Live' season by mocking Trump over impeachment A$AP Rocky's lawyer won't appeal Swedish verdict MORE, about A&AP Rocky.