Donald Trump supporters were in short supply at this week's Code Conference, an invitation-only gathering of tech and media elites held at a high-end resort just outside Los Angeles.
Such events are lonely places for conservative voices, said one attendee, who compared being a Trump supporter at Code to "being in the closet." He said people who know him well — friends and colleagues — know his views, but he keeps them quiet among this crowd.
The attendee, a venture capital investor based outside the San Francisco Bay Area, asked not to be named for fear that revealing his support for the presumptive GOP nominee would damage the very business relationships he came to cultivate.
We chatted briefly among a small group at a cocktail party — one of the many networking events to mix and mingle — then followed up for a more candid one-on-one discussion the next day.