Peter Thiel addressed the crowd at the Republican National Convention Thursday night, calling Washington broken and urging to expand the opulence of Silicon Valley beyond its narrow borders. "That is a distraction from our real problems".
Thiel's sexuality adds additional intrigue to his prime-time address to a convention whose delegates approved a platform that rejects gay rights.
"Across the country wages are flat, Americans get paid less today than ten years ago, but healthcare and college tuition costs more every year". "Right now, I'm thinking about making sure Republicans win across the country". "But most of all I'm proud to be an American", he said, to a standing ovation from many in the room.
"Every time I read [of Peter Thiel's support for Donald Trump], I typically check the calendar because I'm not completely sure it's not April 1". Thiel will also make the case against Hillary Clinton and his opposition to an expansionist military policy, favoring instead Trump's view that the us should avoid unnecessary wars.
Thiel became the first openly gay speaker at a Republican convention since then-Rep. "We don't need to see Hillary Clinton's deleted emails, her incompetence is in plain sight", Thiel said.
"Fake culture wars distract us from our economic decline!" The speech was much anticipated because he is openly gay, and also because he is from Silicon Valley. In fact, about 140 Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, recently published a letter warning that a Trump presidency would be ruinous for the tech industry and all it stands for.
Thiel secretly helped bankroll Hulk Hogan's litigation against Gawker Media, after the audacious news outlet published a story outing him.
The declaration, while commonly expressed in the current era, will register a pronounced statement about the majority posture of the national GOP, which has taken a critical view of gay marriage and fast-evolving transgender issues. "We have listened to Donald Trump over the past year and we have concluded: Trump would be a disaster for innovation". Tech companies like Twitter and Facebook comprise more and more of our shared experience and the decisions made in their boardrooms have an outsized effect on society, for good or ill.
If you're Thiel, you can abide all those things if you think Trump is what he actually may well be: a potential president so terrifying that a generation of Americans will come to fear the very idea of presidents-as well as the way that America elects them.
It turns out not to be his objection. "I think it does make the themes of the movie more resonant with us", Cho told The A.V. The panel will feature former Star Trek actors William Shatner, Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan, Michael Dorn and Scott Bakula.
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In the end, Pence's speech was about building up Trump and tearing down Democrats - the goal of all political battles. If anything, the boos bounding about the arena Wednesday night suggested a growing unity around Trump.
Mike Pence delivers his acceptance speech to be the Republican Party's vice presidential nominee, in Cleveland, July 20, 2016. Our editorials often have disagreed with both Trump and Pence policies or rhetoric we viewed as divisive or inflammatory.
Cruz finished second to Trump in the crowded Republican primary campaign and congratulated the GOP nominee on his victory. Cruz's speech was the latest sign of chaos at the convention. "You had 22,000 people boo him out of an arena", Eric said.
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The gathering's open secret was that Cruz came to audition for 2020 - an ambition that largely counts on Trump losing this year. Our editorials often have disagreed with both Trump and Pence policies or rhetoric we viewed as divisive or inflammatory.
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