Peter Thiel: We Don't Need Clinton's Deleted Emails, Her Incompetence Is in Plain Sight

July 21, 2016

PayPal founder Peter Thiel roasted Hillary Clinton in his address to the Republican National Convention Thursday by saying that the public doesn't need to see her deleted emails because her "incompetence is in plain sight."

Before he blasted Clinton on Thursday evening, he began his speech by reminiscing.

"Opportunity was everywhere," he said. "My dad studied engineering at case western reserve university just down the road from where we are now. Because in 1968, the world's high-tech capital wasn't just one city. All of America was high tech. It's hard to remember this, but our government once– was once high tech, too."

He then continued by comparing the United States in 1968 to the state that the country is in now.

"When I moved to Cleveland, defense research was laying the foundations for the internet," he said. "The Apollo Program was just about to put a man on the moon and it was Neil Armstrong from right here in Ohio. The future felt limitless. But today, our government is broken. Our nuclear bases still use floppy discs. Our newest fighter jets can't even fly in the rain. And it would be kind to say the government software works poorly, because much of the time, it doesn't even work at all. That is a staggering decline for the country that completed the Manhattan Project."

Thiel compared this disappointing performance to his experience in Silicon Valley.

"We don't accept such incompetence in Silicon Valley and we must not accept it from our government," he said. "Instead of going to Mars, we have invaded the Middle East."

Then, he roasted Clinton's ineptitude in one swift line.

"We don't need to see Hillary Clinton's deleted emails," he said. "Her incompetence is in plain sight."

He backed this up by citing her mistakes for pushing a war in Libya, which he said is now "a training ground for ISIS."

"It's time, it's time to end the era of stupid wars and rebuild our country," he said.