Paypal Co-Founder Peter Thiel: ‘Fake Culture Wars Only Distract Us from Our Economic Decline’

By Staff | July 22, 2016 | 8:13am EDT
Peter Thiel (Screen Capture)

( - Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal, said in a speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night that “fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline.”

“When I was a kid the great debate was about how to defeat the Soviet Union and we won. Now we are told that the great debate is about who gets to use which bathroom,” said Thiel. “This is a distraction from our real problems. Who cares? Of course, every American has a unique identity. I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican.  But most of all, I am proud to be an American.  

“I don’t pretend to agree with every plank in our party’s platform,” he said, “but fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline, and nobody in this race is being honest about it except Donald Trump.”

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