1:09 PM PT -- Trump confirmed that he is working personally with Kanye West to get A$AP out of custody, and will be calling Sweden's PM to "see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky."
Just spoke to @KanyeWest about his friend A$AP Rocky’s incarceration. I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky. So many people would like to see this quickly resolved!
President Trump says many people have reached out to him regarding the A$AP Rocky situation in Sweden ... and even the First Lady's concerned about getting him home.
POTUS addressed the media Friday and says he knows there's tremendous support for the rapper, and the U.S. government is working on helping him.
He says Melania also brought A$AP's plight to his attention and told him something needed to be done about it.
Melania says the ball's in motion with the State Department already, adding ... "we hope to get him home soon."
As we reported ... the judge has ordered A$AP to stay in jail, where he has already been for a couple weeks, while prosecutors continue their investigation. However, it seems they are set to indict him soon ... and they have argued he's a flight risk if he's allowed to leave jail.
A$AP's lawyer's calling this treatment unjust based on all the circumstances.
Also, we broke the story ... the treatment of the rapper is WAY different that what another white rapper, G-Eazy, went through last year despite a very similar set of circumstances.