Peter Thiel says he isn’t the only Silicon Valley insider supporting Trump
Peter Thiel said his support of Donald Trump has brought other supporters in Silicon Valley out of the woodwork.
The billionaire tech investor gave a speech on Monday at the National Press Club in which he discussed his political values and support of the Trump campaign.
The PayPal and Palantir founder endorsed Trump in a speech at the Republican Nation Convention in July, and donated $1.25 million to Trump’s campaign in October.
Following his speech on Monday, Thiel answered several questions from National Press Club President Thomas Burr. The questions ranged from public policy to Silicon Valley — which is when Thiel talked about the reaction he’s received since publicly endorsing Trump.
Thiel said he’s gotten “a lot of pushback, to say the least,” but that his close friendships and business relationships remain intact. His public support has also caused others to come out to him as Trump supporters, he said. – READ MORE