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    Clinton to Favor Saudi Energy Sector if Elected Due to Their Generous Donations

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    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will be more effective for the energy industry in Saudi Arabia than in the United States because of donations the Saudis have made to the Clinton Foundation, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said at a rally in the US state of Maine.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — In May 2015, former US President Bill Clinton said the non-profit foundation previously accepted between $10 and $25 million from Saudi Arabia, but now only accepts donations from six western countries, namely Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK.

    Clinton stepped down from the foundation board in April 2015, when she decided to run for US president.

    "Saudi Arabia gives $25 million to the Clinton Foundation and you wonder… will she be good for the energy business?" Trump stated on Thursday.  "Yeah, she's going to be good for the energy business of Saudi Arabia.

    Trump continued that Clinton would make it impossible for the US energy industry to survive.

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