Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed is making nice toward President-elect Donald Trump, after he demanded that Trump exit the primary race last year.
President elect @realDonaldTrump whatever the past differences, America has spoken, congratulations & best wishes for your presidency.
— الوليد بن طلال (@Alwaleed_Talal) November 9, 2016
Back in December 2015, the Saudi prince acted as if he was in a position to direct U.S. politicians.
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.
— الوليد بن طلال (@Alwaleed_Talal) December 11, 2015
Reportedly the richest of many Saudi Princes, Alwaleed Bin Talal demanded that Trump exit the race after Trump called for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration following the San Bernardino massacre of Americans by two Muslims — an immigrant woman and the son of an immigrant.
The prince is supposedly worth roughly $24.8 billion — not as much as Trump’s other billionaire critics, Mark Zuckerberg, for example — but enough to be comfortable when socializing with Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg or Carlos Slim, the Mexican part-owner of the New York Times.