Sunday, January 7, 2018

Peter Who?: Trump Doesn't Return Peter Thiel's Calls

According to Michael Wolff's book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," President Trump has dumped self-proclaimed libertarian billionaire Peter Theil from his friends for life list.

From Wolff's book:

PayPal cofounder and Facebook board member Peter Thiel—really the only significant Silicon Valley voice to support Trump—was warned by another billionaire and longtime Trump friend that Trump would, in an explosion of flattery, offer Thiel his undying friendship. Everybody says you’re great, you and I are going to have an amazing working relationship, anything you want, call me and we’ll get it done! Thiel was advised not to take Trump’s offer too seriously. But Thiel, who gave a speech supporting Trump at the Republican Convention in Cleveland, reported back that, even having been forewarned, he absolutely was certain of Trump’s sincerity when he said they’d be friends for life—only never to basically hear from him again or have his calls returned.

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