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You Won’t BELIEVE How Trump Broke Up This Celebrity Couple!

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A few months ago I asked if it was splitsville for tech zillionaire Peter Thiel and chess champion Garry Kasparov, after seeing this quote from Kasparov in April:

Trump sells the myth of American success instead of the real thing. . . . It’s tempting to rally behind him-but we should resist. Because the New York values Trump represents are the very worst kind. . . . He may have business experience, but unless the United States plans on going bankrupt, it’s experience we don’t need.

and this news item from May:

Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Palantir and a director at Facebook, is now a Trump delegate in San Francisco, according to a Monday filing.

Based on this recent interview, I suspect the bromance is fully over.

I guess we can forget about Kasparov and Thiel ever finishing that book.

P.S. Commenter Ajg at above-linked post gets credit for the title of this post.


  1. Vladimir says:

    I know several people (including me) who really don’t like Trump, but are kind of relieved that someone like Peter Thiel is helping steer the campaign after the fact. Not to mention the potential FDA pick came from Thiel, and that guy is one of the few cabinet members that many anti-Trump economists even like (also part of bay area rationalists I think). Also I heard Thiel is trying to get aging/death classified officially as a disease. So who knows.

  2. jrkrideau says:

    I do believe that the cat summarizes my feelings towards chess.

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