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We Read Peter Thiel's NYT Trump Love Letter So You Don't Have To

We Read Peter Thiel's NYT Trump Love Letter So You Don't Have To


The gay entrepreneur continues to shower the increasingly unpopular president-elect with love.

In a recent "Confirm or Deny" interview with The New York Times' Maureen Dowd, out PayPal founder Peter Thiel came to the aid of his longtime friend President-elect Donald Trump.

When the Silicon Valley executive -- a rare gay presence at the Republican National Convention -- was asked whether it's a good idea for California to secede since its electorate is so opposed to the president-elect, Thiel responded, "I'd be fine with that. I think it would be good for California, good for the rest of the country. It would help Mr. Trump's re-election campaign."

Thiel also addressed the powerful Golden Globes speech from actress Meryl Streep, where she berated Trump for bullying others: "She's probably very overrated, especially by all the people who are vociferously saying that she's overrated."

Despite the vigorous defense of Trump, Thiel confirmed that he was not interested in a position in the administration. "I want to stay involved in Silicon Valley and help Mr. Trump as much as I can without a full-time position," he said. This led into the speculation that Thiel has been prompted to write tweets on Trump's behalf, which Thiel denied.

Thiel was asked if the age of Apple, run by out executive Tim Cook, was "over." "Confirm. We know what a smartphone looks like and does. It's not the fault of Tim Cook, but it's not an area where there will be any more innovation."

Dowd ended the interview by asking if death and taxes were actually not certain. "Confirm." Well, maybe just for the insanely wealthy.

(RELATED: Peter Thiel Shows Us There's a Difference Between Gay Sex and Gay)

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