A Saudi prince who engaged in a war of words with Donald Trump branding him ‘a disgrace to America‘ – has made a swift backtrack following the Republican’s shock victory in the US presidential election.
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Donald Trump lashed out at The Donald following controversial remarks made on his campaign trail threatening to ban all Muslims from entering America until the threat of terrorism was more under control.
Following Trump’s remarks last December, the prince said on Twitter: ‘@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.’ Trump responded saying: Dopey Prince @Alwaleed_Talal wants to control our US politicians with daddy’s money. Can’t do it when I get elected #Trump 2016.’
However, within hours of Trump defeating Hillary Clinton in Wednesday’s historic night of voting, the ‘Arabian Warren Buffet’ had to swiftly retreat.
He tweeted: ‘.@realDonaldTrump President elect whatever the past differences, America has spoken, congratulations & best wishes for your presidency.’
Alwaleed has drawn comparisons with American magnate Buffet for the similarities in their business acumen and entrepreneurial prowess.