Trump is offering to help a U.S. citizen unfairly jailed by authorities in Bali after being caught with a small amount of medical marijuana.
Reportedly, the POTUS is asking advisors what route the White House can take in helping the man, 32 year-old Christian Beasley of California.
The story reminds some of Trump’s recent intervention in China, where he saved 3 college basketball players from Chinese prison after they were caught shop-lifting.
But this case could be different – Beasley, who is licensed to use medical marijuana, may not have done anything wrong…except visiting the wrong country.
More from Fox News:
An American’s prison ordeal on the resort island of Bali has caught the attention of President Trump.
The American, Christian Beasley, 32, was thrown into Bali’s notorious Kerobokan Prison in August after being picked up with a small amount of marijuana. He escaped Dec. 11 and was on the run in the mostly Muslim nation for five days before being recaptured. Fox News aired a report on Beasley’s plight on “Special Report” on Thursday, and it was seen at the White House.
Now senior administration officials tell Fox News that after seeing the piece, Trump inquired about getting involved. The officials say he asked for additional information regarding the charges and conditions of Beasley’s captivity.
“I was encouraged the other day when the president and this new administration has been very good about helping Americans who are finding difficulties in foreign lands, and I would love the situation where they would just send him home,” Beasley’s father, Hank Giesecke, told Fox News.
Beasley’s family members are most worried about his health and safety behind bars. Kerobokan is overcrowded, understaffed and brutally violent.
Maybe it’s good to have a President who watches cable news after all.