– “Peter Thiel, Trump Adviser, Has a Backup Country: New Zealand,” The New York Times online, Jan 25, 2017, David Streifeld and Jacqueline Williams, 1/25/2017
PETER THIEL/TRUMP PEOPLE: "Peter Thiel is a billionaire, the biggest Donald J. Trump supporter in Trump-hating Silicon Valley and, above all, someone who prides himself on doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.
So it makes perfect sense that right after President Trump proclaimed in his inaugural address that 'the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America,' Mr. Thiel was revealed to be a citizen of a country on the other side of the world: New Zealand…
When Mr. Trump won, Mr. Thiel emerged as a key adviser. He has spent much of the time since the election in New York as part of the transition team. People from Mr. Thiel’s network are under consideration for significant jobs in Trump’s cabinet."