Paypal Founder Peter Thiel To Speak At Trump’s Republican Convention

Slashdot reader speedplane writes: The New York Times is reporting that renowned Venture Capitalist, Paypal Founder, and Gawker Litigation Funder, Peter Thiel will be speaking at the Republican National Convention. The original story does not state what Thiel will discuss at the convention, only that he’ll be speaking the last day, but there’s plenty of speculation. Facebook issued a statement that though Thiel is on their board of directors, his appearance was “personal,” saying Thiel “is not attending on behalf of Facebook or to represent our views.” NBC reports Thiel will be the first openly-gay man to speak at the convention in 16 years, “as party leaders refuse to soften the GOP’s formal opposition to gay marriage,” noting Thiel “has been a staunch supporter of Donald Trump’s run for the oval office, previously supported Ron Paul for president and has identified himself as a conservative libertarian in the past…
Other speakers will include four of Trump’s children, Las Vegas casino owner Phil Ruffin, and actor and former underwear model Antonio Sabato Jr.”


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