Saudi Arabian prince and the country’s richest man Alwaleed Bin Talal demanded that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drop his White House bid. The Saudi prince’s remark comes after Trump’s controversial call to temporarily bar Muslims from entering the U.S. earlier this week.
Alwaleed slammed Trump Friday, calling him a "disgrace" to the Republican Party and "to all America." In a tweet, he said Trump should withdraw from the presidential race, as he "will never win."
@realDonaldTrump 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
Trump hit back through a tweet later Friday, calling the prince “dopey.” "Ahwaleed Bin Talal wants to control our U.S. politicians with daddy’s money. Can’t do it when I get elected," he tweeted.
Trump's comments have already cost him business in the Middle East, with a major chain of department stores halting sales of his "Trump Home" line of lamps, mirrors and jewelry boxes last week.
On Thursday, Dubai real estate firm Damac, which is building a $6 billion golf complex with Trump, reportedly stripped the property of his name and image.