A Saudi prince, Alwaleed bin Talal, who had earlier engaged in a war of words with Donald Trump branding him ‘a disgrace to America’ has instantly cancelled his initial statement after the Republican emerged as the winner in the US presidential election.
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal had lashed out at Donald following controversial remarks made on his campaign trail threatening to forbid 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 replied 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 emerging as the next US President after defeating Hillary Clinton in Wednesday’s momentous night of voting, the Prince had to immediately retreat his earlier statement.
He tweeted: ‘.@realDonaldTrump President elect whatever the past differences, America has spoken, congratulations & best wishes for your presidency.’