Peter Thiel has agreed to join Donald Trump's presidential transition team, according to multiple sources close to the situation.
Thiel, a venture capitalist and hedge fund manager who also serves on the board of directors at Facebook, has been Trump's most prominent Silicon Valley supporter, even speaking on his behalf at the Republican National Convention.
There were some interesting reactions to the Thiel appointment on Twitter:
What an amazing stretch of time for @peterthiel.. First he takes on Gawker.. and wins. Then he took on Silicon Valley.. and won.
— Logan (@TheLibertyLogan) November 12, 2016
Trump has an openly gay man (Peter Thiel) on his transition team. Tell us again crazy lefties about how anti-gay Trump is...
— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) November 11, 2016
A thousand times YES
Peter Thiel Wants to Serve Trump Administration as Technology Adviser - Breitbart https://t.co/4pr7yWypUo
— Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) November 12, 2016
So @peterthiel can stay at YC for supporting Trump because he's a billionaire, but I can't because I'm not and said "build the wall?" ?
— gab.ai/a ? (@torbahax) November 11, 2016
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) November 12, 2016
A week before the election Thiel made a widely reported speech at National Press Club on why he supports Donald Trump for President:
Primack also tweeted yesterday that the Trump transition team is looking at Rex Tibbens, current Lyft COO and ex-Amazon exec, for Transport Secretary.
Just gonna do this in a tweet:
Trump transition team is looking at Rex Tibbens, current Lyft COO and ex-Amazon exec, for Transport Sec.
— Dan Primack (@danprimack) November 11, 2016