Saudi prince who demanded Trump quit race a big Clinton donor who enjoys dwarf-tossing

bintalalOn Friday, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal demanded in a tweet that Donald Trump quit the GOP presidential bid over his proposed moratorium on Muslim immigration.

Trump responded by asking if the Saudi kingdom has taken any of the Syrian refugees.


As it turns out, Saudi Arabia has not welcomed a single refugee.  Neither has Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Now we learn that the Saudi prince is a big Clinton Foundation donor who happens to enjoy dwarf-tossing.

Campus Watch cited the New York Times, which said:

Saudi Arabia has been a particularly generous benefactor to the Clinton Foundation, giving at least $10 million since 2001, according to foundation disclosures. At least $1 million more was donated by Friends of Saudi Arabia, co-founded by a Saudi Prince.

Campus Watch added:

Will we see similar concern over the far greater amounts ($25 million each) donated by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal to fund Middle East studies centers at Georgetown and Harvard, or the $25 million King Fahd Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies at the U. of Arkansas, or millions more donated by Gulf countries over the past several decades? If such money is tainted when it flows into the Clinton’s coffers, surely there’s no reason to assume it’s pure when it funds Middle East studies at American universities. In both cases, their wealth is buying influence and access.

And in 2012, Business Insider said the prince enjoys dwarf-tossing, although a more recent Vanity Fair story tried to soften the blow somewhat:

The source was a former American employee of Alwaleed’s (who was also a friend of Alwaleed’s 35-year-old son, Khaled). The prince’s defenders hastened to put it all into context: dwarves are outcasts in Saudi Arabia; when they come begging, Alwaleed, in his great beneficence, hires them to be a roving band of court jesters, thus instilling in them “a work ethic, and you really can’t fault that.” In Saudi Arabia the wealthy think it is lucky to have dwarves around, and the dwarves enjoy it, “kind of like a circus situation.” When they are pressed into service as human projectiles, there are pillows to catch them. Pillows are obviously moot, however, when Alwaleed has the dwarves dive for $100 bills in bonfires, as the Business Insider story also alleged. Talk about occupational hazards! “It’s all lies,” Alwaleed told me emphatically during our first meeting at the Plaza hotel, in February 2012. He said the story was taken down “the next day,” although it still lives online.

Actually, the story is still available and it’s quite illuminating.

H/T Gateway Pundit


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