Saudi billionaire puts aside Twitter feud, congratulates Trump

In December 2015 Bin Talal had called Trump a "disgrace" and demanded he withdraw from the election


Reuters November 10, 2016
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal attends the traditional Saudi dance known as 'Arda', which was performed during Janadriya culture festival at Der'iya in Riyadh February 18, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS

DUBAI: Saudi business magnate Prince Alwaleed bin Talal congratulated Donald Trump on his US presidential victory, almost a year after the two clashed bitterly on Twitter.

"President elect @realDonaldTrump whatever the past differences, America has spoken, congratulations & best wishes for your presidency," the prince wrote on his twitter page.



In December 2015 Bin Talal had called Trump a "disgrace" and demanded he withdraw from the election after the property developer's pledge to ban Muslims entry into the US raised hackles in the Middle East.

The next day, Trump issued a withering riposte: "Dopey Prince @Alwaleed_Talal wants to control our US politicians with daddy’s money. Can't do it when I get elected."

COMMENTS (6)

scotchpak | 6 years ago | Reply birds of a feather flock together
weak wakeel | 6 years ago | Reply lol, pot calling kettle black. Donald is The Mr. Trump because of dad's money. But at least he is not mincing any words. He does not hide what he is.
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