"You backed President Trump in a big way, and Silicon Valley's very liberal," Maria Bartiromo posed to the venture capitalist. "Do you get heat for that?"
"You know, of course, I got heat, and I don't want to exaggerate the importance — I don't think it's okay to be in a place where most people are liberal or most people have views different from my own," Thiel answered. "I do think there's something different when it goes from a large majority having one way to it being almost unanimous."
"When people are unanimously on one side, that tells you not that they've all figured out the truth but that they're in a sort of totalitarian place, that they're in a one party state, where they're not allowed to have dissenting views," he continued. "I think somehow Silicon Valley shifted from being quite liberal to being a one party state. Those are two very different things."