Fox’s largest and second-largest shareholders may agree on management of 21st Century Fox assets, but of a certain outspoken Republican presidential candidate, they have very different opinions.
Trump retorted that the prince is using “daddy’s money” to control U.S. politicians and “can’t do it when I’m elected”.
Here are their respective tweets:
.@realDonaldTrump 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.
— الوليد بن طلال (@Alwaleed_Talal) December 11, 2015
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2015
The prince is a longtime backer of Fox Chairman and CEO shareholder Rupert Murdoch who has said that some of Trump’s positions make sense. Al Waleed’s 6.6% stake in 21st Century Fox is worth in the neighborhood of $1.7 billion, and he’s the second largest shareholder. 21st Century Fox maintains a 19% stake in Al Waleed’s media group Rotana.