Peter Thiel has a message for those disparaging the backers of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump: Don’t ignore us.
The co-founder of U.S. payments website PayPal, who was born in Frankfurt, Germany, counts as one of the Republican candidate’s more ardent backers? He’s an iconoclast among a liberal majority in Silicon Valley, not only through his support of Mr. Trump.
Trump voters cannot be dismissed as racists or homophobes, Mr. Thiel said in an appearance at the National Press Club Monday in Washington. They are simply Americans who are fed up with the political status quo, and see in the real-estate baron a real chance to change the system and bring about positive change.