By Will Drabold
July 22, 2016

Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel spoke about American prosperity at the Republican national convention Thursday.

The PayPal founder and Facebook investor was the first openly gay Republican in 16 years to speak at a GOP convention, a fact he noted briefly.

“Of course, every American has a unique identity,” he said. “I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican. But most of all I am proud to be an American.”

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