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Fri Aug 23, 2019, 08:49 PM

Trump Allies Hoped Freeing A$AP Rocky Would Help Him Win Over Black Voters

The president’s allies who connected Rocky’s team with the White House hoped to facilitate a scene that would bolster Trump’s image among African-Americans. Instead, they say they were left angry when Rocky failed to thank Trump or those around him.

Rocky’s legal woes began on June 30, when he was involved in a street brawl in Stockholm. On July 5, a Swedish court ruled that Rocky and two of his associates were flight risks and needed to be detained as the investigation into the incident continued. Behind the scenes, the White House and its unconventional allies scrambled to secure Rocky’s freedom.

The president’s actions on Rocky’s behalf prompted some critics to accuse him of pandering to the black community with his highly public efforts. Kareem Lanier, co-chairman of the Urban Revitalization Coalition (a nonprofit dedicated to promoting elements of the Trump agenda to the black community) said “Trump won the election with 8 percent of the black vote,” he said of Trump. “He doesn’t need black voters ...”

On Aug. 2, when the trial concluded, Rocky was released and allowed to return to the United States even though a verdict had not been reached in the case.

The Trump Whit House began reaching out to Rocky’s team within hours of the rapper’s release. They were expecting a thank-you. “We don’t get a call. We don’t get a call at all”. On the day of his release, Rocky put a post on Instagram thanking ‘fans and friends’ who supported him. “All he had to do was do a two-minute call to say thank you,” said Lanier. “Rocky hasn’t even called us and said, ‘Hey, man, thank you guys. I appreciate it,’ in private. Just in private.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/asap-rocky-trump-release_n_5d605cd9e4b02cc97c8d90b3

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Reply Trump Allies Hoped Freeing A$AP Rocky Would Help Him Win Over Black Voters (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Aug 2019 OP
HipChick Aug 2019 #1
malaise Aug 2019 #4
EveHammond13 Aug 2019 #2
Takket Aug 2019 #3
no_hypocrisy Aug 2019 #5
Trenzalore Aug 2019 #6
RockRaven Aug 2019 #7
Downtown Hound Aug 2019 #8
W_HAMILTON Aug 2019 #9
Solomon Aug 2019 #13
Skittles Aug 2019 #10
Claritie Pixie Aug 2019 #11
Eugene Aug 2019 #12

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 08:51 PM

1. black voters could not give a crap about A$AP Rocky ..

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Response to HipChick (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 09:05 PM

4. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Hahahahahha - if only he knew

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 08:52 PM

2. trump's team is ignorant and lazy. drunk frat boys ordering pledges to do their homework.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 08:54 PM

3. saw a great tweet today.........

it said "What makes drumpf think blacks care about A$AP Rocky?"

I think we all know the answer to that.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 09:09 PM

5. Well, Kim Kardashian can't be right ALL the time, right . . . . ?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 09:12 PM

6. They really thought the Nazi and KKK supporters would be outweighed by a mid-tier rapper?

They really are that stupid.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 09:12 PM

7. what sort of moronic, privileged, racist asswipes are the "Trump allies" in question?

I mean, Kushner, Ivanka, and Stephen Miller are the obvious options, but who else?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 09:55 PM

8. God, Really? That was what they were hoping for?

What's next? Free grape soda for everybody?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 10:06 PM

9. Thank Trump for what?

A$AP Rocky remained in jail until his trial and then the judge released him after the trial ended but before announcing the verdict. He was subsequently found guilty, essentially with a punishment of "time served" plus ordered to pay damages to the victim. What the hell is there to thank Trump for? The guy basically stayed in jail as long as they could keep him there, lol.

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Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 12:50 AM

13. Exactly.

They told Trump f you when he tried to get him released. Trump had nothing to do with the guy being released. But there was Fox crowing "he said he was going to get him out and he got him out."

I had to turn my radio off to keep from breaking it.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 10:59 PM

10. because black people are so susceptible to token gestures

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 11:13 PM

11. A stupid move by a desperate man. And he is - desperate.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 11:16 PM

12. Perhaps they were thinking Kanye West represents

the majority of African Americans.

Full dislosure: This middle-aged African American never heard of A$AP Rocky before this dustup. I stopped listening to Kanye years ago.

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