Trump meets Saudis and all hell breaks loose
The president hosted Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia for lunch at the White House, moving to forge a closer relationship with the kingdom.
Stock markets around the world have been fighting to list the giant oil company. The president urged the Saudis to pick the New York Stock Exchange.
The sweeping campaign of arrests appears to be the latest move to consolidate the power of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the favorite son and top adviser of King Salman.
Its plush carpets and glittering chandeliers are fit for a prince, but for several senior Saudi royals the ballroom of the Riyadh Ritz Carlton is a gilded cage.
A source in Saudi Arabia tells DailyMail.com that American security contractors are involved in stringing up arrested princes and businessman as part of Crown Prince Mohammed's power grab.
The Saudi Ritz Carlton’s CEO had this to say about the effect of Trump’s Muslim ban:
Interesting how the Saudis manage to get the New York Times on side.
Saudi Arabia’s royals and rich had long been immune to the worst failures of the kingdom’s brutal system. Not anymore.
When Putin tortures rival billionaires we call him out.
But when Saudi Arabia do it ..