Kingdom Holding Company Chairman Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia says he never opposed Donald Trump, and he only ever criticized his position on Islam. He once tweeted that Donald Trump is a "disgrace." In this interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo, he backtracks hard.
"I was critical of what he said about Islam. I never interfere in U.S. politics, I never talked about his policy on immigration, about fiscal plans, about building the wall, etc. I only was critical of him when he attacked Islam. But as you know, Mr. Trump has [removed] from his website all those comments that were offending to our religion Islam. Accordingly, all the reasons that caused the skirmishes between me and Mr. Trump have disappeared," he said.
.@realDonaldTrump— الوليد بن طلال (@Alwaleed_Talal) December 11, 2015
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.
President elect @realDonaldTrump whatever the past differences, America has spoken, congratulations & best wishes for your presidency.— الوليد بن طلال (@Alwaleed_Talal) November 9, 2016
About ISIS, he said: "We are seeing right now the major fight in Mosul where we hope that Mosul will go back to the Iraqi regime and this will be [a] big setback for ISIS. So rest assured that Saudi Arabia and [the] Arab world [and] the whole Islamic world will back Mr. Trump in his effort to fight ISIS and eradicate them because ISIS is a common enemy of Saudi Arabia, the Arab world, the whole world."
Alwaleed Bin Talal also discusses how he is optimistic about the future of the world economy: