Justin Bieber asks Trump to let children 'out of cages' after president promises to get rapper A$AP Rocky out of jail
Rapper A$AP Rocky was detained in Sweden on July 3 following a confrontation in Stockholm and he faces serious accusations of assault
Justin Bieber seems to have finally found his political backbone.
In a tweet to President Donald Trump, the 'Sorry' singer said that while he was happy that Trump was helping free rapper A$AP Rocky from a Swedish jail, however, there was something else that he wanted the president to do.
"I want my friend out... I appreciate you trying to help him," the singer tweeted on July 19. "But while your [sic] at it @realDonaldTrump can you also let those kids out of cages?"
For the past several months, more than 2,000 children have been held in the custody of US Border Patrol without their parents.
The tweet has so far garnered 190.5K retweets and 848K likes as of publication. The singer has a Twitter reach of 106 million.
This isn't the first tweet Bieber has posted about the rapper. He had retweeted Trump's previous tweet about his plans to call "the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden."
Then, only July 10, he had asked his followers to sign a change.org petition that supported Rocky's release. "Swedish Officials: #JusticeForRocky Demand that Rocky Be Released from Swedish Officials," the tweet was captioned.
The children that Beiber is talking about have been reported to be living in "inhumane" conditions at the border.
An Associated Press report said that older children had been taking care of smaller kids and that there wasn't enough food, water or even medical attention for the children.
At least a dozen of the children that the lawyers mentioned in the report met were reportedly ill with the flu.
"A Border Patrol agent came in our room with a 2-year-old boy and asked us, ‘Who wants to take care of this little boy?’ Another girl said she would take care of him, but she lost interest after a few hours and so I started taking care of him yesterday,” one of the girls said in an interview with attorneys.
“In my 22 years of doing visits with children in detention, I have never heard of this level of inhumanity,” said Holly Cooper, who co-directs University of California, Davis’ Immigration Law Clinic and represents detained youth to the publication.
The children, who hadn't changed clothes in weeks, were given no fruit or vegetables—just oatmeal, one cookie, and a sweet drink as breakfast and instant noodles for lunch while they get a burrito and cookie for inner.
A$AP Rocky was detained since July 3 following a confrontation in Stockholm in which he faces serious accusations of assault, according to CNN Swedish affiliate Expressen.
Trump said that they are awaiting a call from Swedish PM again. "Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative... Our teams will be talking further, and we agreed to speak again in the next 48 hours!" he said in a tweet.