TIME 2016 Election

Watch Live: Peter Thiel Discusses His Donald Trump Endorsement

Thiel had announced his support for Trump in July at the Republican National Convention

Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel, who has endorsed Donald Trump for president, will discuss his support for the Republican nominee and his thoughts on the 2016 election on Monday.

The venture capitalist and entrepreneur is attending a National Press Club event in Washington D.C., where he will answer questions from reporters about his endorsement.

Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and Palantir Technologies Inc., said he would donate $1.25 million to Trump’s campaign after announcing his support for the candidate at the Republican National Convention in July. The announcement sparked anger among those in the technology industry. Thiel said Friday that he was “surprised by the intensity” of the backlash in an interview with the New York Times. “We’re at such a crucial point that you have to overlook personal characteristics,” he said.

The event begins at 11 a.m. EST. Watch it live above.

 

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