New Delhi: Republican front-runner Donald Trump got into a Twitter fight with an actual Saudi prince, Alwaleed bin Talal.
Fox News co-owner Prince Alwaleed, nephew of King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud slammed Trump saying he “bailed out” the businessman twice in the past.
The Twitter fight started on Thursday when Trump posted an image showing Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, standing alongside news anchor Megyn Kelly and a woman in a niqab, described as the prince’s sister.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2016
Thursday afternoon, Prince Alwaleed hit back saying Trump was involving the Saudis in his feud with Fox:
— الوليد بن طلال (@Alwaleed_Talal) January 28, 2016
Alwaleed called Trump a disgrace to the US following his call for a ban on Muslims entering the country.
You are a disgrace not only to the GOP but to all America.
Withdraw from the U.S presidential race as you will never win.
— الوليد بن طلال (@Alwaleed_Talal) December 11, 2015
Within hours, Trump hit back on Twitter.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2015
Prince Alwaleed’s investment firm, Kingdom Holding Company, does own a stake in Fox News’s parent company.
Al-waleed buying Trump’s yacht “The Trump Princess,” in 1991 after the billionaire was in debt for $900 million.
Al-Waleed took a controlling stake in Trump’s Plaza Hotel in New York in 1995, when Trump was in financial trouble and was unable to make loan payments.