August 25, 2019
President Kushner’s plan to get the blacks onboard the MAGA train has hit a minor snag.
Apparently, despite Donald Trump using the highest office in the land to personally intervene and get Rocky’s black ass out of an Afghani rape-hell tea boy prison (Sweden), his effort wasn’t appreciated.
Rocky isn’t returning the President’s calls.
But before we get to that, we have to understand the complexity of the entire operation that brought us to this point.
We now have the full story, and you’re going to want to strap in for this one. It’s embarrassing to see what lengths were got to in order to get this useless negro out of prison. It was all Jared Kushner’s work, with Trump just blindly signing off on everything.
This little story is basically the entire Trump presidency in a nutshell.
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. Rocky claimed he had acted in self-defense and released videos on Instagram showing that the man he hit had followed him through the streets. The rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, ultimately spent nearly a month in detention.
Behind the scenes, the White House and its unconventional allies scrambled to secure Rocky’s freedom.
Scott and Lanier said they became involved after hearing from a man named Hassan Muhammad, who describes himself as a “fixer” for high-profile figures in the entertainment industry. In a pair of phone conversations this week, Muhammad, who has no web presence and was unwilling to name any of his contacts, said an associate of Rocky’s reached out to him about the rapper’s situation.
A shady “fixer” named Hassan Muhammad has a direct line to the White House… that’s not suspicious at all.
“I know how to handle or solve problems,” Muhammad said.
Muhammad, who had met Scott and Lanier in 2017, reached out to the two Trump associates for help on July 10, just five days after the Swedish court ruled that Rocky should be detained. “If you are in a situation like this, then there’s only one or two places you call, the White House or the State Department,” Muhammad said to Rocky’s team, adding, “I know somebody at the White House.”
Ehmann did not respond to multiple requests for comment, including specific questions about whether he made comments that were attributed to him by Scott and Lanier. Four other representatives for the rapper also did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
With that out of the way, Scott and Lanier reached out to Kushner, the president’s adviser and son-in-law. Kushner became their main point of contact in the West Wing.
Because of course!
A source close to Kushner said there were “two streams” of people who were in touch with him about Rocky’s case. Scott and Lanier were one, and reality television star Kim Kardashian was the other. Kardashian, an advocate of criminal justice reform, has also visited the White House to push for the release of individual prisoners. The source said Kardashian was urged to advocate for Rocky by her husband, Kanye West, the rapper who controversially declared support for Trump and had an Oval Office visit of his own in late 2018.
According to the source, after Kushner heard about Rocky, he “brought it to the president,” who tasked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with taking “the lead” on the issue. However, both Kushner and Trump stayed involved. The White House did not respond to a request for comment.
This started as a story about some stupid negro beating up a Swedish child from Afghanistan in the streets of Stockholm and has now turned into an expose of how the Trump White House really works.
In short, it doesn’t.
Everyone is running laps around Trump and pushing their own personal agenda, of which Trump appears to be largely ignorant. He just signs off on projects and proposals that have been prepared by the people around him and doesn’t appear to have a strong opinion on much of anything except people who personally insult him on cable news.
On July 12 Trump traveled to Cleveland, where Lanier and Scott said they saw the president and discussed Rocky’s case. Scott also said he and Trump talked about the situation in a subsequent phone conversation in which the president asked, “What do you think about this Rocky guy?”
“He’s a good guy. It’s a good move,” Scott responded.
Seven days after the Cleveland trip, Trump weighed in from the Oval Office as he fielded questions from reporters.
“Many, many members of the African-American community have called me, friends of mine, and said, ‘Could you help?’” Trump said. “So I personally don’t know A$AP Rocky, but I can tell you he has a lot of support from the African-American community in this country.”
Later that day, Trump announced on Twitter that he had spoken to Kanye West about the case and planned to call the Swedish prime minister. The source close to Kushner said it was the president’s son-in-law who set up the call with West.
President Kushner confirmed.
After speaking with the prime minister, Trump took to Twitter and said he had “assured” his counterpart that Rocky wasn’t a “flight risk” and “offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative.” Lanier said Kushner reported back and said Trump suggested that Rocky could be held in the U.S. Embassy or a hotel until his trial was completed.
The messages provided by Lanier and Scott indicate they stayed in touch with Rocky’s team after this call. In a July 21 message, Ehmann passed the two men a note from Rocky’s Swedish lawyer, Slobodan Jovicic, that said Trump’s personal assurance that the rapper would not be a flight risk could be a “game changer” as they sought his release from jail.
“No American president has made this kind of a guarantee before,” Jovicic said in the email. “As I see it, this is new evidence and they can never use this move against us i.e. it can’t be wrong to think that a guarantee from America’s president can make a difference.”
Jovicic did not respond to a request for comment and questions about his statements in the email.
Rocky stayed in detention for nearly two more weeks, while Trump continued to send angry tweets directed at the Swedish prime minister and dispatched the State Department’s top hostage negotiator to Stockholm to work on the case. The president’s actions on Rocky’s behalf prompted some critics to accuse him of pandering to the black community with his highly public efforts.
Lanier dismissed that argument. “He won the election with 8 percent of the black vote,” he said of Trump. “He doesn’t need black voters or need A$AP Rocky to get black voters. … He did this because it was the right thing to do.”
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.
Lanier and Scott said they 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,” Scott said.
When they got Ehmann on the phone, Scott said the rapper’s manager “started making all these excuses” about Rocky needing time to travel and “rest.” Scott said he told Ehmann, “I hope you guys aren’t going back on what you said you were going to do.”
On the day of his release, Rocky put a post on Instagram thanking fans and friends who supported him.
Scott dismissed this as “generic” and kept pressing Ehmann about when Rocky would do something specifically thanking the White House. Scott said it was “embarrassing” to have to tell Kushner, who reached out to him after Rocky’s release, that they had no communication from the rapper.
According to Lanier, Ehmann promised to put a Kushner-Rocky call together within “48 hours.” But then Lanier said Ehmann stopped “returning our text messages.” The two men kept pressing Rocky’s team.
On Aug. 14, a panel of judges announced that they found Rocky guilty of assault but would not require him to serve any prison time. Rocky responded with another broad message of gratitude that didn’t name the White House.
Both Lanier and Scott were upset that Rocky never acknowledged the assistance he had gotten. Lanier attributed this to the potential blowback that an African-American celebrity like Rocky could face for embracing Trump.
The funniest part of this story was all the “right-wing” dweebs on Twitter changing their profile names to virtue-signal for A$AP when this whole thing was going down.
If they had any shame or an ounce of introspection ability, they would understand that they have a big fat egg on their faces right now.
When did you take the "A$AP" out of your name?
— 🚩🇺🇸Red flagged Pug 🇺🇸🚩 (@Concerned_Pug_) August 24, 2019
Just imagine how much goodwill Trump would have gotten from his base if he had done the same for someone like Tommy Robinson or any number of his right-wing fans being persecuted in Europe.
Or the ones being persecuted in America, which he never lifts a finger to help?
Because he is too old and too checked out, he has farmed all his thinking and strategizing out to Jared Kushner and Kim Kardashian, with predictable results.