Famous Silicon investor and renowned contrarian Peter Thiel has been making waves the past few days in several of his interviews.
The Trump-supporting investor bashed Google, calling them “treasonous” on Sunday for their decision to break ties with the U.S. military and re-enter the Chinese market. Thiel went as far as to call the U.S. government to investigate Google for working with the Chinese military.
Thiel later appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show to talk about the current field of Democratic Party presidential contenders. He finds most of the candidates “unimpressive” because of their focus on identity politics. He believes that this issue won’t attract many voters during election time.
However, he does think that the “most dangerous” candidate is Elizabeth Warren, due to the fact that she’s talking about the economy and other issues such as breaking up Big Tech.
Thiel specifically stated, “All the others are almost equally unimpressive, in that it’s all identity politics in one flavor or another.”
On Warren, he said: “I’m most scared by Elizabeth Warren. I think she’s the one who’s actually talking about the economy, which is the only thing, the thing that I think matters by far the most.”
Since declaring his support for Donald Trump during the 2016 Republican National Convention, Thiel has become a pariah in Silicon Valley. He believes that Trump is “honest” and thinks that his presidency is needed to disrupt the political status quo.
Since making the choice to endorse Trump, Thiel has moved his operations to Los Angeles.
As one of the most influential thought leaders in Silicon Valley, Thiel has brought a new form of thinking to politics and finance. His knowledge on political and economic trends is second to none.
He understands what’s at play in the Trump era, so it’s no surprise that he has thrown his support behind the most culturally disruptive political figure of the last 50 years in Donald Trump.