Donald Trump got into a spat with the Saudi Royal Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on twitter.
The republican front-runner insults the Saudi Prince who part-owns Fox News Channel, who retaliates by telling Trump that ‘he won’t bail him out again’
The Telegraph reports:
Mr Trump posted an image on his Twitter account on Thursday showing Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who owns the Fox News network, standing alongside news anchor Megyn Kelly and a woman in a niqab who was described as the prince’s sister.
Prince Alwaleed hit back hours later, saying the image of his sister had been photoshopped and claiming that he had bailed out the property mogul several times.
“Trump:You base your statements on photoshopped pics?I bailed you out twice;a 3rd time,maybe?” Prince Alwaleed tweeted.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2016
— الوليد بن طلال (@Alwaleed_Talal) January 28, 2016
The prince, who is also the world’s 38th richest man, is famously liberal, running a business empire involving mixed offices, a rarity in conservative Saudi Arabia.
The billionaire helped Mr Trump plug debts back in 1991 by purchasing his yacht, ‘Trump Princess’ for £196 million. Four years later, he bought a majority stake in the Plaza Hotel as Trump was sinking into bankruptcy.
During a brief interview on his plane in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, Mr Trump told reporters that Prince waleed was the one who needed financial bailouts and said he had never liked the royal. Seconds later, he admitted that the two had never met.
Republican candidates have traditionally needed the backing of Fox News to win the party’s nomination for the presidency. Mr Trump, by contrast, is seeking victory without it, and experts say he is making calculated attacks on the media empire in an attempt to burnish his credentials as the GOP’s anti-establishment candidate.
Anti-Muslim sentiment has also been a repeated theme of Mr Trump’s campaign. In December, he called on Muslims to be banned from the United States after 14 people were killed in an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant-inspired terrorist attack in California.
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