Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt has joined the long list of Swedish politicians who have blasted efforts by US President Donald Trump to try and use illegal means to save rapper ASAP Rocky.
Rocky is facing trial in Sweden after a late June Stockholm brawl that left a person injured.
After persistent calls by Trump to have the rapper released, the former Prime Minister warned him against interfering in the country’s legal process.
“The rule of the law applies to everyone equally and is exercised by an independent judiciary,” Bildt tweeted. “That’s the way it is in the US, and that’s certainly the way it is in Sweden. Political interference in the process is distinctly off limits! Clear?”
His tweet was in response to Trump’s statement that he was “very disappointed” that Prime Minister Stefan Löfven could not help the artist.
Meanwhile, a woman, believed to be a fan of the rapper was nabbed for allegedly threatening to blow the Swedish embassy off in protest of the continued detention of the rapper.
The suspect has been identified as Rebecca Kanter.
She was arrested by Secret Service agents on Tuesday after causing a chaotic scene inside the House of Sweden, the name for the embassy, authorities said.