Trump is grounded in reality, not ideology, he said.
“He doesn’t think the force of optimism alone can change reality without hard work–just as much as it is about making America great,” he said.
Trump’s agenda is about making America a normal country,” he said. “A normal country does not have a half-a-trillion-dollar trade deficit. A normal country does not fight five simultaneous undeclared wars. In a normal country, the government actually does its job.”
“The press always takes him literally, but never seriously,” he said, while the people take him seriously but not literally.
Thiel said Trump’s approach to governing is a “New American Politics” that rejects the old order and must be embraced to turn the country around.