Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, the ultra-rich Saudi royal family member (king Abdullah’s nephew), who once made a phone call to Rupert Murdoch and managed to get Fox News’ coverage of Muslim riots in Paris changed to civil riots in Paris (then boasted about it), wants Donald Trump to get out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination.
This is the same Alwaleed bin Talal who tried to hand a feel-good 10 million dollar check to NYC Mayor Rudy Giulliani, immediately after the Twin Towers crashed to the earth on September 11, 2001. You may recall that 15 of the 19 jihadis who hijacked the planes and killed nearly 3,000 Americans on that terrible day were from – yes, Saudi Arabia.
The prince says Donald Trump is a disgrace, because Trump called for a shutdown of Muslim immigration until our representatives can figure out “what the Hell is going on” with Islam’s hatred for America and what is really driving terrorist attacks like the recent one in San Bernardino. By the way that brief video clip I posted of Trump actually calling for the shutdown has been scrubbed clean from YouTube. It doesn’t exist any more.
And yes, this prince is from the same Saudi Arabia wherein adulterers are stoned to death, where one cannot carry a Bible in public, where women are not allowed to drive cars or leave their homes without a male escort, where alcoholic beverage drinkers are flogged, where limbs are amputated for theft, where sorcerers are beheaded. That Saudi Arabia. But Donald Trump is the disgrace.
Here’s part of the latest from The Hollywood Reporter:
When billionaires collide.
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the 34th richest man in the world according to Forbes with an estimated wealth of $24.8 billion, has lashed out at Donald Trump following the GOP candidate’s call for a “complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the U.S.
“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,” the Saudi tweeted on Friday.
Well, look, Alwaleed, or can I just call you Uncle Al? If you’re so sure Mr. Trump will never win, why are you even bothering to send out your sactimonious love-Tweet? Surely you must have something better to do with your time.
Alwaleed, considered the richest man in the Middle East and a nephew of the late King Abdullah, is a major investor in both 21st Century Fox, in which his company Kingdom Holdings is the second-largest voting shareholder with a 6.6 percent stake, and Twitter, in which it is said to hold more than 3 percent. Earlier this year, the investment vehicle sold a stake in News Corp. valued at $190 million and reduced its holding to around 1 percent.
Naturally, the Donald didn’t sit still. He tweeted back that Alwaleed was “dopey,” adding that the prince “wants to control our U.S. politicians with daddy’s money. Can’t do it when I get elected.”
The social media spat came just a day after posters of Trump and related branding were removed from property developments in Dubai and Trump Home products were pulled from the shelves of one of the Middle East’s biggest home decor chains.
Some of us would still like to see the 28 redacted pages (George W. Bush’s handiwork) of the official Congressional 9/11 report , which are said to present reasonable grounds to believe that the Saudi government actually funded the 9/11 attacks.
But I digress.
Since when does a Muslim prince give orders to anyone about who should or shouldn’t be President of the United States?