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President Trump: Keep Your Peter (Thiel) Out of Our Politics (FDA)

President Trump: Keep Your Peter (Thiel) Out of Our Politics (FDA)

March 1, 2017

President Trump: Keep Your Peter (Thiel) Out of Our Politics (FDA)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: (L to R) Vice President-elect Mike Pence looks on as President-elect Donald Trump shakes the hand of Peter Thiel during a meeting with technology executives at Trump Tower, December 14, 2016 in New York City. This is the first major meeting between President-elect Trump and technology industry leaders. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

From left to right, Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump, and Peter Thiel

The name Peter Thiel means many things to many people.

To Silicon Valley, he’s the co-founder of Paypal-turned -venture capitalist and Facebook board member. To readers of the once-popular website Gawker, he’s the one that funded Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against the site causing it to permanently shut down. To those that were following then President-Elect Trump’s transition team, Thiel was front and center.

People were shocked to find that a Silicon Valley venture capitalist would support a Republican, much less Trump.

I wasn’t.

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