May 29, 2017

Peter Thiel, Paypal Co-founder, Advising Trump on Appointments

Reporter Dan Primack reports that tech mogul and Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel is joining the Trump transition team:

Peter Thiel has agreed to join Donald Trump’s presidential transition team, according to multiple sources close to the situation.

Thiel, a venture capitalist and hedge fund manager who also serves on the board of directors at Facebook, has been Trump’s most prominent Silicon Valley supporter, even speaking on his behalf at the Republican National Convention.

There were some interesting reactions to the Thiel appointment on Twitter:

A week before the election Thiel made a widely reported speech at National Press Club on why he supports Donald Trump for President:

Primack also tweeted yesterday that the Trump transition team is looking at Rex Tibbens, current Lyft COO and ex-Amazon exec, for Transport Secretary.