Did Donald Trump really promise Peter Thiel a SCOTUS seat?
Remember Peter Thiel? PayPal co-founder, Facebook board member, Gawker nemesis, and the first openly gay person to speak at a Republican convention?
Well, rumors are circulating that if Donald Trump wins the presidency, Thiel will get a Supreme Court nomination.
Since we're talking about Peter Thiel & the law, here's something I've been wanting to say. Bear with me. https://t.co/lkATsaknP6
— Jeff Bercovici (@jeffbercovici) September 15, 2016
These rumors come from anonymous sources "close to the PayPal co-founder" claiming that Thiel has told friends that Trump offered him a nomination.
Thiel does support Trump, though.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 7, 2016
So, thoughts? What's going on here?
Trump's nominees to the Supreme Court:
1. Peter Thiel
2. AG he bribed
4. Donald Jr
8. A shark
— Kelsey D. Atherton (@AthertonKD) September 15, 2016
Peter Thiel, a man now famous for harnessing the power of the state to destroy an enemy, is being widely described as "libertarian"
— mcc (@mcclure111) September 15, 2016
“Most importantly, I no longer believe that freedom and democracy are compatible.” Peter Thiel, 2009 https://t.co/dAImBu1fws
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) September 15, 2016
Tapping an avowed opponent of democracy as a political system for the Supreme Court seems like a tell https://t.co/sCVse3GBVX
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) September 15, 2016
Get Kicker in your inbox!
Dana is a freelance writer from Florida, the state that winter forgot. She likes video games, cats, fantasy novels, and complaining about the weather. Follow her on Twitter for intermittent whining about the First Amendment.