Donald Trump is not a huge fan of Saudi Arabia.
In fact, the Republican presidential candidate, who is known for his over-the-top remarks, believes that the oil rich country is not compensating the United States enough for its political and financial support.
“They make a billion dollars a day,” the outspoken billionaire told NBC’s Chuck Todd during a long interview for Meet the Press. “Saudi Arabia, if it weren’t for us, they wouldn’t be here. They wouldn’t exist.”
Taking his criticisms to a completely different level, Trump called on the kingdom to share its massive wealth with the U.S. so that the country could keep backing them.
“They should pay us,” Trump continued. “Like it or don’t like it, people have backed Saudi Arabia. What I really mind, though, is we back it at tremendous expense. We get nothing for it.”
He also suggested that the financial relationship between the two countries is completely outdated.
“The primary reason we are with Saudi Arabia is because we need the oil,” the 69-year-old said. “Now, we don’t need the oil so much. And, if we let our people really go, we wouldn’t need the oil at all. And we could let everybody else fight it out.”
Despite the fact that the U.S. currently imports more than 1 million barrels of oil from Saudi Arabia each day, the real-estate mogul continued to assert that the U.S. is “not getting its money's worth” in the middle-eastern country.
Moreover, the presidential front runner exclaimed that the American leaders have been “cutting bad deals” with countries all around the globe.
As for Saudi Arabia, Trump believes it’s going to be in trouble real soon.
“Saudi Arabia is going to be in big trouble pretty soon and they're going to need help, because if you look at Yemen and you look at that border, you don't have to be an expert to know that is one long border, and they're not going in for Yemen, they're going in for the oil, they're going in for Saudi Arabia, so Saudi Arabia is going to need help,” Trump said.
In addition to his riveting remarks about Saudi Arabia, the billionaire also flaunted his experience in real estate to prove he is suitable for the position.
“I make a tremendous amount of money from selling very wealthy people from other parts of the world and from the United States apartments and other things,” Trump added. “They lease tremendous office space from me. I get along with all of them.”