US should go to war with Sweden over A$AP Rocky case - Daily Caller editorial

A right-wing US news and opinion website is calling for the ultimate "annihilation" of Sweden after A$AP Rocky was found guilty of assault.

The 'Gunz N Butter' hit-maker was given a suspended sentence by a Stockholm court over an attack he and a group of associates carried out on a teenager on June 30.

A$AP Rocky's case drew the attention of current US President and former Celebrity Apprentice star Donald Trump, who demanded Prime Minister Stefan Lofven interrupt with his nation's judicial system and free the rapper.

Lofven refused and although the musician was allowed to leave Sweden before the end of the trial, his eventual guilty verdict has angered Trump fans in the US.

An editorial in Daily Caller by David Hookstead claims "Trump only has one choice" if A$AP Rocky is sentenced to prison.

"He needs to assign Rocky a military guard whenever he's touring. Let the Swedes know we mean business and the days of kidnapping American citizens are over," writes Hookstead.

"I'm not kidding. Put together a team of operators, and force the Swedes to try to use force to get him back if they want Rocky in prison so badly.

"Force them to open fire on American forces. We would annihilate them in retaliation."

He adds that trying to send A$AP Rocky to jail would be "the biggest mistake in the history of the nation".

The Daily Caller was founded by controversial Fox News host Tucker Carlson in 2010. It has around 20 million monthly visits to its website, according to SimilarWeb.

His assault of the man in Stockholm is not the first time A$AP Rocky was caught on camera during an act of violence. In 2013, he was filmed apparently slapping a female fan in Sydney

After cancelling several European tour dates due to the court case, A$AP Rocky performed in Californina on Sunday (local time).

"That was a scary, humbling experience, but I'm here right now," he told the crowd about his arrest in Sweden.


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