Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz al Saud, a mogul and member of the Saudi royal family tweeted on Friday that Donald Trump was a disgrace to all of America and should quit the presidential race.
Trump and the Saudi prince have an interesting history. When Trump was deep in debt in the 1990s he was forced to sell his beloved 281-foot yacht, "The Trump Princess," to Alwaleed.
Trump's 1991 book Surviving at the Top had a chapter on the yacht: "Ship of Jewels: The Trump Princess."
Alwaleed renamed the ship "Kingdom 5KR," and today it docks in France.
Alwaleed also bought a controlling stake in the Plaza Hotel, another Trump property in 1995.
"The deal is subject to approval by the consortium of banks, led by Citibank, that has controlled the Plaza since 1993, after Trump was unable to make loan payments," Newsday wrote in 1995 on the sale. The Saudi prince's stake in the hotel has changed over the years.
Earlier in the year, Trump tweeted at an Alwaleed parody account:
Alwaleed’s son, Khaled bin Alwaleed, replied mocking The Donald:
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