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HuffPost: Trump May Nominate Tech Billionaire Thiel to Supreme Court

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By    |   Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 11:39 AM

Donald Trump could make a historic nomination to the Supreme Court in Peter Thiel if he wins the presidency.

According to the Huffington Post, Thiel has told people that Trump will announce him as a nominee to the nation's high court. The Silicon Valley entrepreneur is worth a reported $2.7 billion and is also gay.

A nomination to the Supreme Court would make him the wealthiest nominee in history and also the first openly gay one, reports the Huffington Post.

Thiel spoke at the Republican National Convention in July and announced at the time he was "proud to be gay."

Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told the Huffington Post the real estate mogul has not asked Thiel to serve on the Supreme Court.

"There is absolutely no truth to this whatsoever," she said.

Thiel spokesman Jeremiah Hall also denied the report.

"Peter hasn't had any conversations about a Supreme Court nomination and has no interest in the job," Hall told the website.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly in February and a successor has yet to be appointed. President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to replace him but the Republican-controlled Congress has refused to hold confirmation hearings during this presidential election year.

Interestingly, Thiel wrote in his book about applying for, and being denied, clerkships with Scalia and Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Thiel was a Libertarian until this year and is now a Republican. He has donated and stumped for several Republican candidates for public office over the years.

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