He loves me not

Is this the end of Peter Thiel and Donald Trump’s beautiful billionaire bromance?

This is the arc of a love affair. First there’s the infatuation, when you can’t say enough good things about the object of your affection. Then there’s the period when you lavish gifts on your beloved. And don’t forget the hand-holding in public, just so you know how much the couple is in love.

But then the disillusionment sets in. You begin to talk about your disappointment privately. Can the break-up be for behind?

What makes this particular relationship drama so fascinating are the players: Peter Thiel and Donald Trump.

Related: Peter Thiel sold his soul to Trump and all he got was this embarrassing hand fondle

The Facebook billionaire placed a high-profile bet on Trump when everyone else was shunning him. While Thiel’s reasons for doing so were never entirely clear, as a contrarian who as spoken opnely about his distrust of democracy, his endorsement was in character. Plus the openly gay Thiel never really worried about all the 24-karat homophobes that surrounded Trump.

But a new article in Buzzfeed suggests that Thiel is disillusioned with Trump. The article cites anonymous friends and associates who say that on half a dozen occasions over the course of several months, Thiel derided the Trump administration as “incompetent” and said that “there’s a 50% chance that this whole thing ends in disaster.” As for his personal feelings, Thiel allegedly said that he was “annoyed” by how things were going.

That’s a pretty harsh assessment from someone who donated more than a million dollars to the Trump campaign, served on Trump’s transition team and reportedly had his choice of any Cabinet position–or perhaps even a Supreme Court appointment.

Publicly, Thiel continues to put on a happy face about the relationship. While he didn’t deny any of the quotes in the Buzzfeed article, he said, “I support President Trump in his ongoing fight” for change. Which, as love songs go, is pretty lame.

Related: Those crickets you hear? That’s Peter Thiel standing up to Trump’s attacks

Of course, as a Silicon Valley investor, Thiel is used to cutitng his losses. And he never had particularly high expectations of Trump anyway, telling The New York Times, “I always have very low expectations, so I’m rarely disappointed.”

The other half of the bromance may not be quite so philosophical. Trump demands loyalty above all else. Thiel’s comments are not going to set well with him.

The real question is why did Thiel ever think that someone with the impulse control of a toddler should be in charge of the nation. That may harken back to Thiel’s low regard for democracy, which he has said is incompatible with freedom. Perhaps Thiel thought Trump would blow the system up.

On that count, he has succeeded–though probably not the way Thiel hoped.

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27 Comments

  • KaiserVonScheiss

    Hmm…Buzzkill, the most reputable news source on the web.

    • drmiller

      KaiserVonDoucheBag, the most reputable douche bag on the web.

    • KaiserVonScheiss

      @drmiller

      Aw, shucks, thanks buddy. Love you too.

    • Kieran

      At least he didn’t call you a poo-poo head, so he’s not that mad at you.

  • Brody

    More proof that we gay conservatives who support Trump continue to live rent-free in the exploding heads of enraged liberals across the land.
    And the view from here is maaaahvelous.

    • Bob LaBlah

      Considering the tax breaks your kind receive you more or less are living rent free/government hand out whether you admit it or not.

    • drmiller

      I feel REAL bad for you. Poor Brody. You’re such a victim here. Darn Libtards, back at it again. I, personally, don’t know how you deal. I honestly don’t!
      “We gay conservatives…” hahaha what an idiot.

    • PJBFan

      Gay conservative here. I don’t support Trump because he’s NOT a conservative. He’s a whackjob!

    • BigWill

      Mo/Brody/Moldy…”we gay conservatives…”

      One could almost be forgiven for thinking that you’re naive enough to believe you can convince anyone of that. Regrettably for you, however, everyone here’s had your number for a long time; you’re as transparent as a piece of Saran Wrap. You’re just a tool.

    • Brody

      PJBfan –

      Would Hillary have better suited your ideology?

    • Brody

      Bob –

      Handouts?
      Newsflash, Bobby: It’s not the Republicans who’re selling votes for food stamps. It’s not he Republicans who promise welfare checks in exchange for votes. That would be the Democrat Party, which has been imposing modern-day slavery on Americans for half a century in the form of government dependency. Feel free to look it up and educate yourself.

    • DCguy

      Oh Look, Mo Bros new screename with his little comment that proves, that the ONLY platform the GOP has anymore is doing things they think will “Piss Off Liberals”.

      In other words, they don’t care about anything, or have any values, or plan for running the country. They just have as their goal, doing things they think will piss off liberals.

      Awwww, isn’t that adorable, you have the same thought process as an angry 2 year old.

    • Bob LaBlah

      Earth to Brody. Earth to Brody. You need to start reading your memos. When Mitt Romney lost to Obama in 2012 he (Romney) tried that same lie only to have not only GOP Gov. Susanna Martines of NM and, believe it or not, GOP Governor Pusch (Bobby) Jindal of Louisiana call it was it was, b/s. Your kind are what you are, pathetic losers who refuse to see the obvious in this guy. I am willing to bet that a lot of people would agree with me when I said last year the U.S. should have offered Obama another year or two so that BOTH parties could find viable, electable candidates that would not make us the laughing stock of the world. I know the constitution says no but the will and demands of the time should have been enough to change that rule.

    • Brody

      Bob –
      Yeah, we should’ve just tossed aside the constitution so that Obama could remain in power and usher us into calmer waters where there were “viable, electable” candidates.
      Sorry, but that unrealistic sentiment alone renders your opinion moot.

    • Bob LaBlah

      @Brody. Granted. But your (kind) not listening to reason has given as a president whom not only is an ineffective leader but already has his vice-president courting political donors for his expected 2020 run. And keep in mind Trump has only been in office 100 days. Not ONE of his appointees name roll off the tongue. World leaders view Sec. of State with disdain when he visits and the entire world knows by now the WH is in utter chaos. What does that tell you about the man that was elected and expected (by you at least) to give hope to an already disgusted populace? A GOP controlled house and senate that have all stopped dead short of saying impeachment is right around the corner.

    • Brody

      Bob –
      Impeachment? Really? Why? Because Auntie Maxine insists it’s inevitable?
      Sorry, but the whole “collusion” theory isn’t holding water, and Democrats, in their shameless and childish attempts to unseat an elected president, will just find themselves trying to take Trump down in another manner when this accusation implodes. The good news—for me, at least—is that the behavior of congress has a lower approval rating than does Trump, 16% vs. 36%, so that alone tells you that Americans are happier with him being president than they are with congress’s attempts to railroad him out of office.
      IMHO, of course.

  • Jaxton

    I don’t consider Buzzfeed a reliable source of news. Sounds more like gossip or fake news.

  • Pneumatikon

    Trump is doing exactly what he said he would do. He’s coming down shockingly hard on illegal immigrants and he’s gearing up to build the first test wall just south of San Diego. And I’m going to tell you something else. We’re going to have an economic boom like we haven’t seen since the 90’s. He’s going to coast into a second term.

    • DCguy

      LOL!!!! Oh Nice try.

      Obama got us to near full employment, and the stock market was already high. I love it when the fake Trump Trolls try to pretend that we are in a recession. Sweeitie, we’re ALREADY in a boom as we had in the 90’s. The reason it might not feel like it is because the GOP keeps passing laws or gutting regulations to ensure that workers get any piece of it.

      So all of that Boom money is going to the top 1% exactly as the GOP wanted it to.

    • Brody

      With the stock market at record levels, it’s astonishing to me that there are liberals with 401K’s who actually WANT to revert to the recessive days of O’Bomber.

      On the other hand, no one ever accused them of possessing acute common sense in the field of economics.

    • DCguy

      Hey Mo Bro, Oh I mean “Brody”, the economy was losing 800,000 jobs a month with the GOP handed the White House over to Obama, he handed Trump an economy at near full employment with a Stock Market at record levels.

      Everybody knows this, so when you try to lie and pretend that wasn’t the case it just makes your trolling that much more obvious. How embarrassing for you.

  • DCguy

    This is a fake P.R. test balloon from Thiels people. He wants to have it both ways. He wants to be a Trump supporter, but then leak enough phony info like this so that if things go wrong he can pretend he wasn’t REALLY that big a supporter.

    This is EXACTLY the same fake P.R. that Ivanka and Jared tried to put out there and it failed for them after the media caught on that they were just as crazy as Donald. Thiel is still all in for Trump, he’s just trying to hedge his bets because he thinks Trump may be forced to resign or go to prison over the #TrumpRussia investigation.

  • Josh447

    Trump – A Failed Presidency: Making Earth Flat Again

  • NateOcean

    Hey, Peter, if you sleep with dogs, you gonna wake up with fleas.

    It’s a bitch, ain’t it?

  • Kieran

    Wow. Look at the way President Trump is holding openly gay Peter Thiel’s hand. Somebody send this to SNL quick! They can do another one of their hilarious skits portraying Donald Trump as a big orange homo.

  • GayEGO

    Hmmmm, it is amazing how these idiots have so much money, it does not seem to be related to their gender/gender attraction. Peter Thiel, like Trump, makes some stupid decisions that seem to be related more to making money than anything else.

  • rockland2u

    all i can think about is how, its true, both of 45’s hands (combined) are smaller than one of peters hands, hmmmm

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