In a tweet, the 60-year-old prince reacted to Trump's call to bar Muslims from entering the United States.
Trump responded:.@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.— الوليد بن طلال (@Alwaleed_Talal) December 11, 2015
Dopey Prince @Alwaleed_Talal wants to control our U.S. politicians with daddy’s money. Can’t do it when I get elected. #Trump2016— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2015
Through his holding company, Kingdom Holdings, Alwaleed is a major shareholder in Citigroup, Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, Time Warner, News Corporation, Saks Incorporated, eBay, Twitter and Apple.
Roger Stone tweets:
Saudi Prince @Alwaleed_Talal is heavily invested in @JebBush - acquired the House of Bush years ago read it in http://amzn.to/1mh3wWf— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) December 12, 2015
NYT has some of the backstory:
It’s a spat between two heirs to fortunes...
Mr. Alwaleed’s insult may have stung a little deeper. During Mr. Trump’s period of financial distress in the early 1990s, when a debt of more than $900 million forced Mr. Trump to carve up some of his empire, the prince snapped up two jewels of the Trump brand: the Plaza Hotel in New York and Mr. Trump’s 281-foot-yacht, known as “Trump Princess.”