Peter Thiel: what Trump represents is ‘not going away’

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Entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel, a self-described contrarian and Donald Trump’s most high-profile supporter in Silicon Valley, has vehemently defended his recent $1.25 million donation to Trump’s campaign and pro-Trump super PACs. In an extensive speech and interview at the National Press Club, Thiel also discussed his role in a lawsuit that bankrupted Gawker Media, saying the legal system was out of reach of “single-digit millionaires” like plaintiff Hulk Hogan.

Thiel is known for his investments in both mainstream tech startups and unconventional fields like seasteading and radical life extension, but his speech was largely based on developments outside what he described as an elite bubble. “No matter how crazy this election…

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