Peter Thiel, one of the only Silicon Valley supporters of President Trump, has reportedly begun distancing himself from the president, describing his administration as "incompetent" and one that may lead to a "disaster".
According to associates of Thiel who spoke anonymously to Buzzfeed News, the Paypal founder has developed increasingly pessimistic feelings about the president.
In fact, he has criticized Trump and his administration a number of times in private settings between spring of 2016 to as early as May - in cnontrast to his public backing of Trump.
These sources have had candid discussions with Thiel on different subjects, including his political views and backing of Trump.
In one such conversation from early this year, Thiel expressed his doubt on Trump's presidency saying "there is a 50% chance this whole thing ends in disaster".
He even questioned the "president's ability to be re-elected" in other conversations, describing the administration "incompetent."