Saudi Prince is not amused by Donald Trump's itchy retweet finger

Donald Trump Will Make You Root for the Saudi Royal Family 

Donald Trump Will Make You Root for the Saudi Royal Family 

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Jan. 28 2016 5:34 PM

Donald Trump Will Make You Root for the Saudi Royal Family 

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Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal speaks to reporters during a press conference in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on July 1, 2015.

Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images

It takes a lot to get us to root for the Saudi Royal Family. In fact, it takes Donald Trump. The GOP frontrunner’s  itchy retweet finger today found its way to this photoshop masterpiece:

The world’s 34th richest person was not amused:

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What bailouts? As Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski has reported, Alwaleed purchased Trump’s 281-foot super-yacht, the Trump Princess, at a time when the Donald was deeply in debt. Trump also sold a majority stake in the Plaza Hotel, once the crown jewel in his real estate empire, to Alwaleed and a Singaporean company in 1995.  In other words, the prince is probably in a position to be talking trash.

This isn’t the first time the business magnate prince (who is a NewsCorp shareholder) has clashed with Trump. In December, he used Twitter (which he also just happens to partially own) to call Trump a “disgrace not only to the GOP but to all America” and urge him to drop out of the race following his call for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. “Dopey Prince @Alwaleed_Talal wants to control our U.S. politicians with daddy’s money. Can’t do it when I get elected,” Trump replied.

Joshua Keating is a staff writer at Slate focusing on international affairs and author of the forthcoming book, Invisible Countries.