Peter Thiel—Facebook board member, PayPal co-founder and proud opponent of free speech—is set to speak in support of Donald Trump at the Republican convention.
Thiel, as you likely know, has been funding Terry “Hulk Hogan” Bollea’s lawsuit against Gawker Media. The goal is to punish the company for running a story about him that he didn’t like. So really, it makes a lot of sense that Thiel is a fan of someone like Trump.
“Many people are uncertain in this election year, but most Americans agree that our country is on the wrong track,” Thiel told CNN, in an attempt to explain why he was speaking at the Republican convention. “I don’t think we can fix our problems unless we can talk about them frankly.”
Sensing the hilarious irony of Thiel’s statement, Gawker founder Nick Denton shot back, “I agree that America has problems that can only be solved through frank and free expression.”