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Thiel to Speak in Washington Oct. 31 to Address Election

  • Billionaire PayPal co-founder is a prominent Trump supporter
  • His plan to give $1.25 million to Trump angered Silicon Valley
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Palihapitiya: Thiel's Support of Trump Is 'Troublesome'

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Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur and Donald Trump supporter, will give a speech in Washington on Oct. 31 to address the election, spokesman Jeremiah Hall said.

Thiel, a PayPal co-founder, venture capitalist and Facebook Inc. board member, is a Trump delegate, endorsed him at the Republican National Convention and is planning to donate $1.25 million to Trump’s campaign. His support for Trump has stirred controversy in an industry that has been outspoken in its antipathy for the Republican presidential candidate.