Saudi prince slams Trump as 'disgrace' to America

Donald Trump has hit back at Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal who said the controversial business magnate should withdraw from the presidential race.

Billionaire Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal slammed the presidential candidate on Friday, calling him a "disgrace" to the Republican Party and "to all America." In a tweet, he said Trump should withdraw from the presidential race, as he "will never win."

His remarks come after Trump — the GOP national poll leader — proposed to temporarily bar Muslims from entering the United States. Many prominent politicians and presidential competitors have decried the proposal, and some polls have shown that most Americans do not agree with it.

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal
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Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

Since floating several proposals in response to terrorist attacks in Paris and California, Trump has faced backlash around the globe, and some businesses have started to cut off branding relationships with Trump.

Trump responded in a tweet by saying "dopey prince" Alwaleed wanted to "control U.S. politicians with daddy's money".