Saudi Prince Photoshopped With Megyn Kelly Burns Trump: I Bailed You Out!

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The Saudi Prince who was photoshopped in an image with Megyn Kelly dissed Donald Trump for retweeting the picture.

In a tweet Thursday, Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz al Saud reminded Trump that he had “bailed out” the presidential frontrunner multiple times in the past.

Thursday morning, amidst his beef with Fox News, Trump retweeted the picture of Prince Al-Waleed and his sister — supposedly posing with Kelly — that bore the claim that Al-Waleed was a Fox News co-owner. The image was quickly debunked as obviously fake, and Politifact concluded that while Alwaleed owns a major stake in Fox News’ parent company News Corp, he is “more of a passive major shareholder” than an active owner.

In his tweet Thursday, Al-Waleed included a link to a Business Insider article debunking the image as well as Buzzfeed and Mic stories from last year recounting how Alwaleed “bailed out” Trump financially in the 1990s.

The stories recounted the pieces of the then-struggling Trump empire that the New York businessman had to sell to the Saudi prince in order to stay afloat, including his 282-foot yacht, stakes in hotels he owned and portions of his other businesses.

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