Shortly after Peter Thiel took the stage at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Thursday night, Donald Trump appeared to close out the week, formally accepting his nomination for the party's presidential candidate. And business and tech leaders took to Twitter to give the play-by-play. Some, like outspoken left-leaner Arianna Huffington, rebuffed specific statements--pointing out a key difference in Trump and Pence's stances on NAFTA.
But most used humor to cast a shadow on Trump's candidacy, including his pledge to fix TSA and claim that he visited the family homes of victims of gun violence. With Thiel, the most prominent Silicon Valley Trump supporter, onstage that night, positive reaction to Trump's speech proved elusive.
Here's what Huffington, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, conservative-leaning Mark Cuban, and John Lilly (the anti-Trump Greylock Partners venture capital investor and former Mozilla CEO) had to say.
"Huh, all this time I thought the Republicans were the ones focusing the conversation on bathrooms..."
-- Dustin Moskovitz (@moskov) July 22, 2016
But Lilly, despite his political leanings, did find a morsel in the speech even he could get behind.
"'We will fix TSA' is the biggest winner line of the night. TSA sucks. He's got a point there."
-- John Lilly (@johnolilly) July 22, 2016