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Dubai Billionaire Al Habtoor Says Donald Trump Is a Loose Cannon

  • Proposal to ban Muslims from U.S. angered many in Middle East
  • Al Habtoor initially welcomed Trump’s presidential candidacy
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Donald Trump is a “loose cannon” and his possible U.S. presidency is dangerous to the world, a Dubai real estate billionaire said.

Trump, who has courted many of Dubai’s businessmen as he looked for potential property developments, drew both ire and ridicule in the Arab world over his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. Khalaf Al Habtoor, who initially described Trump’s candidacy as “a breath of fresh air among usual suspects,” retracted his comments in November in The National newspaper under the headline, “I was wrong about Donald Trump and I don’t mind admitting it.”