–Back in January 2016 when he was Candidate Trump and feuding with FOX(believe it or not), Trump tweeted a pic of billionaire Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal and his sister with Megyn Kelly photoshopped in and claiming Talal was co-owner of Fox…at that time it was meant as an insult. Talal immediately responded the photo was a fake and commented on the two times he bailed Trump out financially and asked if he needed to be bailed out a third time. In the 1990s, he bought Trump’s prized yacht on the cheap from the property developer’s creditors when he was on the cusp of personal bankruptcy. A few years later, one of Trump’s lenders forced him to sell the Plaza Hotel, a New York City landmark also mired in debt, to AlwaleedIn. In Nov 2017 President Trump was visiting the Saudis. About the same time, Talal was detained as the Saudi Crown Prince was moving to consolidate his power. Talal was released January 2018.
–Kashoggi was not just critical of the powers that be in his homeland, to which he always hoped to return. Saudi authorities banned journalist Jamal Khashoggi from writing in newspapers, appearing on TV and attending conferences after Khashoggi’s remarks during a presentation he made at a Washington think-tank on 10 November 2016 in which he was critical of Donald Trump’s ascension to the US presidency.