Over the past few years, former United States President Donald Trump and his family have developed a pretty controversial financial relationship with Saudi Arabia that will undoubtedly lead to concerns if he is elected president once again in 2024. But it doesn’t sound like Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is all that concerned about the controversy.
Saudi Arabia’s ties to Donald Trump and his family are through the nation’s Public Investment Fund. The fund is the primary financial backer of LIV Golf, which has a strong business relationship with Trump, even using his golf courses for tournaments throughout the year. The Public Investment Fund also invested $2 billion into the investment fund of Jared Kushner – the son-in-law of Trump.
During a recent interview with Fox News, Mohammad bin Salman was asked about the controversial financial ties with the Trump family, but he downplayed the concerns, claiming that as long as the investments are legal, there should be no criticism.
“If it’s not legal, then, definitely, we have to work it out, but if it’s legal, what’s the problem?” bin Salman told Fox News.
bin Salman also made it clear that Saudi Arabia would maintain its investments even if Trump were elected president, saying “keep it.”
This response from the Crown Prince certainly led to plenty of reactions on social media.
“If it’s legal, what’s the problem?” stated by MBS so this should shutdown any speculation abt Kushner getting $2B injection. https://t.co/uPjQZADjiB
— B Myers (@7BMyers) September 21, 2023
Is this hypocrisy by the right, or will they change their tune?
MBS now says that Saudi Arabia will keep their investments with Jared Kushner's fund even if Trump is re-elected.
This means that MBS could pull those funds at any moment if they don't like what the Trump… pic.twitter.com/okxivPdFni
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) September 21, 2023
“Keep it.” MBS asked directly about the $2 billion Saudi Arabia gave to Jared Kushner. (Video: Fox News) pic.twitter.com/gb6kQxbGIx
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) September 20, 2023
THE FACT THAT the Saudi Crown Prince claimed to have received CIA intelligence from Jared Kushner, which he used to identify specific individuals as "enemies."
And, there is barely any coverage or congressional inquiry into what happened is abhorrent. Hunter Biden has been… pic.twitter.com/HBlM0eSpMO
— Brian Allen (@allenanalysis) September 21, 2023
Just IMAGINE is a foreign nation gave Hunter Biden $2 billion for no discernible reason & told him to just “keep it” while claiming they got nothing in return 🤨 https://t.co/B8bHySCRpw
— LeGate 𝕏 (@williamlegate) September 21, 2023
Why isn't there an investigation into Jared Kushner and Saudi Arabia? https://t.co/7U4P9XqCIs
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) September 21, 2023
The Crown Prince may not see it as an issue, but Americans will be rightfully concerned if their president has direct financial ties to a foreign government.