(ABC NEWS) Controversial tech investor Peter Thiel doubled down on and explained his support for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign today at an event in Washington, D.C., saying that the Republican nominee’s ideas and support will not dissipate even if he loses the election.
Thiel, a billionaire entrepreneur who helped launch tech giants like PayPal and Facebook, became all but a household name in recent months for secretly bankrolling a lawsuit that brought down media empire Gawker and for his public support for Trump.
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Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, Thiel said, “No matter what happens in this election, what Trump represents is not crazy, and it’s not going away. He points to a new Republican Party beyond the dogmas of Reaganism.”