Prince Alwaleed bin Talal who once engaged in a war of words with Donald Trump has made a swift backtrack following the Republican's shock victory in the US presidential election.
The Saudi billionaire had branded Trump 'a disgrace to America' following controversial remarks made during his campaign threatening to ban all Muslims from entering America until the threat of terrorism was more under control.
Reacting to Trump's remarks last December, the prince took to Twitter and wrote: '.@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.'
Trump fired back by tweeting: Dopey Prince @Alwaleed_Talal wants to control our US politicians with daddy's money. Can't do it when I get elected #Trump 2016.'
However, within hours of Trump defeating Hillary Clinton in Wednesday's historic night of voting, the prince swiftly tweeted: '.@realDonaldTrump President elect whatever the past differences, America has spoken, congratulations & best wishes for your presidency.'
President elect @realDonaldTrump whatever the past differences, America has spoken, congratulations & best wishes for your presidency.— الوليد بن طلال (@Alwaleed_Talal) November 9, 2016