Thiel Turns On Trump, Says DeSantis ‘Would Make A Terrific President’

Peter Thiel was one of Donald Trump's earliest and largest supporters during the 2016 campaign, and even spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Now he appears to have taken a shine to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who he said he will "strongly support in 2024"

  • Billionaire gadfly Peter Thiel, who was an early and prominent Trump mega donor, lavished praise on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  • Thiel said on a podcast, “I think DeSantis would make a terrific president if he’s the Republican nominee. I will strongly support him in 2024.”
  • It’s not clear, however, what Thiel means by “strongly support”; Thiel, who made $10 million donations to GOP Senate candidates in Arizona and Ohio last fall, reportedly doesn’t plan to fund candidates during the 2024 election cycle.
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