Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, the richest man in Saudi Arabia, slammed the presidential candidate on Friday, calling him a “disgrace” to the Republican Party and “to all America.
Talal has apparently asked Donald Trump to withdraw from the U.S. presidential race following his comments about barring Muslims from entering the U.S.
@realDonaldTrump “You are a disgrace not only to the GOP but to all America, Withdraw from the US presidential race as you will never win.”Alwaleed said on his official Twitter account, @Alwaleed_Talal”.
A statement early today from Alwaleed’s office said his tweet was in response to Trump’s “anti-Islam statement”.
Trump, the front runner for the Republican nomination, has been lambasted both in the US and abroad for his proposal made on Monday to temporarily bar Muslims from entering the US.
Trump’s comments came in the wake of a shooting rampage by a Muslim couple in San Bernardino, California, which left 14 dead.
After his remarks, Trump has faced backlash around the globe, and some businesses have started to cut off branding relationships with Trump.