Donald Trump is a ‘disgrace’ tweets Saudi Prince Alwaleed
A statement early Saturday from Alwaleed’s office said his tweet was in response to Trump’s anti-Islam statement
Donald Trump is a disgrace and should pull out of the United States presidential race, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal tweeted late on Friday.
“@realDonaldTrump You are a disgrace not only to the GOP but to all America,” Alwaleed said on his official Twitter account, @Alwaleed_Talal.
“Withdraw from the U.S. presidential race as you will never win.”
A statement early Saturday from Alwaleed’s office said his tweet was in response to Trump’s “anti-Islam statement.”
Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican nomination, has been lambasted both in the U.S. and abroad for his proposal made on Monday to temporarily bar Muslims from entering the U.S.
On Friday, protesters disrupted Trump’s speech at a $1,000-a-plate New York City luncheon.
Four protesters chanting “Trump is trying to bring us down, targeting people black and brown,” tried to storm a side entrance into the speech at Manhattan’s The Plaza Hotel as security staff pushed them away.
Later in Trump’s speech, about nine other protesters from various advocacy groups stood up to denounce his recent comments to temporarily bar Muslims from entering the U.S.
“I’m really frightened by that kind of rhetoric,” said Martha Acklesberg, 69, a member of the group Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, who along with Judith Plaskow, 68, paid to hear Trump speech and then disrupted it in protest.
This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on Dec. 13, 2015.