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Saudi Prince Calls Trump a Disgrace; Trump Responds



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    FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2014 file photo, Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, waves as he arrives at the headquarters of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Bin Talal and his investment company have doubled their ownership of Twitter's publicly traded shares in the past six weeks. A joint statement released Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, by the prince and his Riyadh-based Kingdom Holding Company says their combined shares represent more than 5 percent of Twitter's common stock, with a market value of $1 billion. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

    Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said on Twitter that Donald Trump was a disgrace to the United States following the candidate's call for a ban on Muslims entering the country.

    “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," Prince Alwaleed tweeted
    Trump replied to the tweet hours later: "Dopey Prince @Alwaleed_Talal wants to control our U.S. politicians with daddy’s money. Can’t do it when I get elected. #Trump2016."
    Prince Alwaleed, a nephew of Saudi Arabia's King Salman, has holdings in a number of international companies, including Twitter and Citigroup.