Last week, Gizmodo noted Peter Thiel s strange radio silence regarding the theatrical implosion of Donald Trump, whom the Silicon Valley billionaire and Facebook board member stumped for at the Republican National Convention.
According to the New York Times, however, Thiel is nowhere close to abandoning his candidate.
Citing a person close to the investor, the paper reported on Saturday that Thiel will give $1.25 million through a combination of super PAC donations and funds given directly to Trump s campaign.
The new donation marks a shift in Thiel s method of supporting the Republican nominee; before yesterday, he had publicly endorsed but never actually bankrolled Trump s campaign.
In late August, a spokesperson for Thiel told the Wall Street Journal that he had no plans to donate any money to the campaign or a pro-Trump political action committee.
The new injection of cash also suggests Thiel regards Trump s growing number of sexual harassment scandals as little more than a distraction.