Pro-Trump billionaire Peter Thiel, who founded PayPal, has made a surprising claim. Theil claims that Trump has “many” supporters in Silicon Valley, contrary to popular belief.
According to Fox Business:
Peter Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and was an early investor in FacebookOpens a New Window., said President Trump has many supporters inside Silicon Valley, but a lot of them don’t want to speak out about their support for the commander-in-chief.
“I’m sort of the main outspoken supporter of President Trump inside of Silicon Valley,” Thiel told Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning FuturesOpens a New Window.” in response to her stating that “real Trump derangement syndrome” is happening.
As one of Trump’s biggest supporters during the 2016 campaign, Thiel took a political position that was not popular in Silicon Valley. However, Thiel noted that there are several other Trump supporters within the region.
“There are many other people in Silicon Valley who support the president, but they are not going to say it,” he said. “And so that’s always the problem – unanimity doesn’t mean that everybody agrees. It normally just means that everybody is just too scared to speak up.”
This is good news heading into the 2020 election where many at the big tech companies have openly suggested helping to remove Trump from office.