When Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel spoke at the Republican National Convention, he made a policy-laden case for Donald Trump.
“Instead of going to Mars, we have invaded the Middle East. We don’t need to see Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails: Her incompetence is in plain sight,” Thiel said. “She pushed for a war in Libya, and today, it’s a training ground for ISIS. On this most important issue, Donald Trump is right. It’s time to end the era of stupid wars and rebuild our country.”
Thiel was said to grow disillusioned with Trump during last year’s reelection campaign. But he is still boosting populist Republican candidates, including a pair of Senate contenders.
Blake Masters, the chief operating officer of both Thiel Capital and the Thiel Foundation, is running for Senate in Arizona against incumbent Democrat Mark Kelly for the seat John McCain held until his death in