Peter Thiel: ‘What Trump represents isn’t crazy and it’s not going away’

by Jeff Cox | CNBC.com  |  published on October 31, 2016

Monday, July 16th, 2012. Aspen, CO, USA 7:00 PM DINNER AND DEBATE What is the future of Silicon Valley and the technology industry? Two of the Valley’s most successful thinkers and doers debate. Speakers: Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google Peter Thiel, Technology Entrepreneur, Investor, and Philanthropist Referee: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune Photograph by Kevin Moloney/Fortune Brainstorm Tech

Tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel amped up his support for Donald Trump on Monday, saying the billionaire businessman gets “the big things” right despite “offensive and inappropriate” remarks.

“No matter what happens in this election, what Trump represents isn’t crazy and it’s not going away,” he said, according to prepared remarks. “He points toward a new Republican Party beyond the dogmas of Reaganism. He points even beyond the remaking of one party to a new American politics that overcomes denial, rejects bubble thinking and reckons with reality.

“When the distracting spectacles of this election season are forgotten and the history of our time is written, the only important question will be whether or not that new politics came too late.”

Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, Thiel amplified on his support for the Republican nominee to whom he donated $1.25 million in a move that stunned Silicon Valley and has led to him being ostracized by his peers.

Thiel conceded that Trump is not the perfect candidate. But after decades dominated by asset bubbles and a Washington culture that has made many Americans feel disaffected and powerless, Thiel said Trump represents a new path.

  • Bob

    Nor is what he is advocating “new”. Remember the Tea Party? People have been becoming more and more disillusioned with the “Major parties” for years. It’s just now that major party has nominated a candidate that reflects these values, and you can see how the elites in the GOP reacted to it. Also how the media tried their level best to destroy his candidacy while ignoring the illegal activities of the Clinton Campaign and Crime Family.

  • reverand on the west coast.

    so lets hope it stays, lets hope trump becomes president.

  • justinwachin

    Our nation is shackled by a mountain of debt run up by George Bush and Barack Obama. If Trump wins, this will shake up the Democrat and Republican parties. The Democrats will have to change if they wish to survive. The Republicans who didn’t support Trump will find they are in an increasingly small minority. The Bush family will finally be out of any position of influence in the Republican party.

  • Walter Flatt

    GET USED TO IT, TRUMP WILL BE YOUR NEXT PRESIDENT.

    CNN.COM.DE SAY 20 MILLLION AMISH GOING FOR TRUMP.

    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015,

    LISTEN TO THE GOOGLE & SEND TO ALL YOU KNOW. ASK THEM TO DO THE SAME. IF THEY DO, MILLIONS WILL BE REACHED THIS WEEK.

    • Karll

      I don’t believe there are even 1 million Amish people in North America.
      There ARE purportedly 80-100 mil legal gun owners, though, and only about
      5 mil of them are NRA members, so THAT would be a demographic to target
      with ads re gun grabbing hellary.

  • Karll

    I haven’t heard or seen a single “offensive” thing Trump has
    done since he started running, besides the leaked audio “pussygate”.

    • CharlieSeattle

      Ya, The DNC, sensing that “pussygate” is not working as planned, just remembered that Trump and Hillary met many times at social occasions over the years.

      Stay tuned for another 30 year old groping allegation.

      If they carbon date 30 year old orange pant suit fibers under Trump’s fingernails, he is toast!

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