Billionaire Peter Thiel Praises DeSantis, Claims He Would Make a ‘Terrific’ President

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, according to GOP billionaire megadonor Peter Thiel, would “make a terrific president.”

DeSantis has stated that he will decide whether to run for office in 2024 after the conclusion of Florida’s legislative session, which is scheduled to expire later this week.

“I think DeSantis would make a terrific president if he’s the Republican nominee. I will strongly support him in 2024,” Thiel said during a recent podcast appearance.

Thiel backed the governor of Florida, although his backing was tinged with reluctance due to DeSantis’s pro-culture-war sentiments in the state.

“But I do worry that focusing on the woke issue as ground zero is not quite enough,” Thiel continued.

“The focus on identity politics, on the woke religion, is probably a distraction from stagnation. It’s a distraction from economics. It’s a distraction from the way in which the younger generation in the U.S. is probably gonna have a hard time having [as] good [a] standard of living as their parents. And so, there’s a set of issues that we do not wanna talk about.” he added.

Last month, Reuters claimed that Thiel had decided not to support any political candidate in 2024 owing to his displeasure with the GOP’s emphasis on divisive cultural issues, citing individuals close to the mega donor.

Although he hasn’t declared yet, DeSantis is seen as the leading Republican opponent to former President Donald Trump.

Thiel, a vocal Trump supporter and one of Trump’s most significant funders in 2016, told The New York Times in 2018 that, in his opinion, Trump had fallen short as president.

Regarding his intention to support DeSantis in the 2024 election, Thiel was vague in the podcast.

[READ MORE: DeSantis Signs New Bill Banning Usage of Woke ESG Regulations in Florida]

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  1. I hope DeSantis is smart enough to know that some of (fake) supporters of his bid for the presidency are actually trying to kill his political future. He should not go against Trump for now and wait for his turn after Trump because he is not yet well known by foreign leaders and they will just eat him up like what they are doing to Biden. The world needs a very strong leader right now for America that will make our enemies behave, and that is Trump. U.S President is not just for America for also for world peace, and we have seen how Trump did that with our enemies. If DeSantis truly love this country, he should make peace with Trump and support him, and show Trump’s followers that he is grateful for Trump’s help when he first run for office. That’ll make him look good in the eyes of conservatives. I hope he is not carried by ego to listen to his fake advisors. May God bless him with wisdom.

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