As expected, this comment fueled a number of reactions, most of which cast Trump in a negative light. The Huffington Post's founder Arianna Huffington published a note that her organization would no longer cover Trump in the Entertainment section and would call the GOP leader out for any racist, sexist or inappropriate comment he makes.
Similarly, JK Rowling said on Twitter that Trump was worse than Voldemort, the fictional villain from the Harry Potter series.
In fact, "some of Trump's real estate and licensing income relies in part on wealthy Muslims, and Muslim-backed businesses, both located in the US and overseas — and particularly on a willingness to pay handsomely for things with the 'Trump' name on them," Timmons wrote.
Organizations like Qatar Airways, owned by Qatar, where Islam is the official religion, have a corporate campus in New York's Trump Tower, and some Saudi princes also occupy space in the Trump Tower, Timmons wrote.
"Many of the newest things that are getting the 'Trump' name are in the Middle East, where the company has been adding real estate projects and partnerships," Timmons wrote.
The influence is nothing new, either. Saudi Prince Alwaleed even took majority control of New York's Plaza hotel in 1990, which gave Trump a little more room with bank creditors, according to Quartz. Alwaleed also purchased one of Trump's yachts as his casinos in Atlantic City crumbled, too, back in the early '90s.
"The presidential race aside, these statements could potentially fiscally impact the Trump Organization that Donald heads, and which is helping to bankroll his presidential run," Timmons wrote.
"When he was talking about Muslims, attacking them ... I had to admit I made a mistake in my supporting Mr. Trump," Al Habtoor, chairman of the Al Habtoor group, told NBC News. "He is creating a hatred between Muslims and the United States of America."
He told one rally member in New Hampshire that he and his staff were looking at a number of options to get rid of Muslims from the country, and he also called for a Muslim database for which American Muslims would have to register, The Atlantic reported.
"Trump has also publicly suggested that Muslims be required to carry special ID cards, pledged to order warrantless spying on American Muslims, and even threatened to close down American mosques," The Atlantic reported.
Trump has also slowly lost the support of his fellow GOPers, according to The Atlantic. Current presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, and even former vice president Dick Cheney, have publicly spoken out against Trump's statements on Muslims, The Atlantic reported.
But, as The Atlantic pointed out, it's unlikely this will be the last time Trump uses Muslims to further his political campaign.