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Billionaire Tech Investor Peter Thiel To Back Trump As GOP Presidential Candidate

An anonymous reader writes: Billionaire tech investor, co-founder and former CEO of PayPal Peter Thiel has agreed to back Trump as a California delegate in Cleveland this summer. He will be one of 172 selected Golden State delegates headed to the Republican National Convention. His support for Trump contrasts many other leaders, like A16z’s Marc Andreessen who has voiced his distaste for Trump, tweeting: “OH: Trump is like an Internet comments section decided to run for President.” In the past, Thiel, who is a libertarian at heart, has donated $2.6 million to Ron Paul in 2012 and added $2 million to a Super PAC backing Ted Cruz’s former running mate ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina. He also gave $250,000 to Ted Cruz’s bid for Texas attorney general in 2009.


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