Donald Trump has made some controversial statements in his life, but today’s highlight is word from inside sources that he’s considering Peter Thiel for a Supreme Court nominee.
Thiel, the billionaire most notable for secretly funding a lawsuit that resulted in the bankruptcy of Gawker (which once published private details about Thiel’s life), would be the first billionaire appointed to the court, the first tech entrepreneur nominated to the court, and the first openly gay individual nominated to the court.
Although no official announcement has been made to confirm, neither Thiel’s camp nor Trump’s did anything to deny the rumor to Huffington Post.
Thiel would probably cause more than a little concern to proponents of free speech, but he’d probably also be a reliable advocate for privacy.
We’re just going to hope this story ends here.
[H/T Huffington Post]