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From a National Review article in 2016: Trump, Lies, and Bankruptcy
"He borrowed too much money, at rates he could not afford. And in much the same way that he has contemplated putting his abortion-loving sister on the Supreme Court, he made his then-wife, Ivana, president of the Plaza. Once again, Trump was unable to make his debt-service payments. Once again, he lost much of his ownership stake — 49 percent went to Citibank — and, once again, he found himself having to run for the doors as parties with deeper pockets and more managerial acumen took over to clean up his mess. In the case of the Plaza, that was CDL Hotels International, of Singapore, and Prince Walid bin Talal, of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi prince laments that he was twice forced to “bail out” Donald Trump, whom he describes as a “disgrace to the United States.”"
I bolded that last line. As I wrote in my blog post, it appears that the Saudis need Trump to succeed, and therefore keep sending business his way. If Trump fails as president, the Saudis can be caught holding Trump's loans that could become worthless if he declares bankruptcy after his presidency is over. Trump, in return, treats the Saudi government kindly giving them everything they want politically and militarily. "I scratch your back...you scratch mine." However, maybe it's more about the politics and military toys for the Saudis than the actual money.
In summary, that's the way it works with Trump the businessman and now Trump the president. The Saudis and Trump need each other, and the Saudis are willing to trade money for political gain. You could say the same about Putin and Russia...the Russian oligarchs are there to loan Trump money for Putin's political gain. Both the Russians and the Saudis "own" Trump....their puppet on a string.