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Trump could tap tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel for Germany job: Report

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and venture capitalist, leaves an elevator at Trump Tower, November 16, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet positions for the new administration.
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Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and venture capitalist, leaves an elevator at Trump Tower, November 16, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet positions for the new administration.

Tech entrepreneur and Facebook board member Peter Thiel could soon become the next U.S. ambassador to Germany, according to the New York Post.

Thiel has not confirmed the appointment but, according to the newspaper, the announcement could take place within days. Thiel has previously told the press he is not interested in a full-time job in politics.

However, Politico reported last Sunday that the founder of PayPal was considering running for governor of California in 2018.

The billionaire has been a strong supporter of soon-to-be President Donald Trump. At a speech just days before the election, Thiel said: "No matter what happens in this election, what Trump represents isn't crazy and it's not going away."

"Just as much as it's about making America great, Trump's agenda is about making America a normal country," he said. "A normal country doesn't have a half-trillion-dollar trade deficit. A normal country doesn't fight five simultaneous undeclared wars. In a normal country, the government actually does its job."

Meanwhile, President-elect Trump has chosen Woody Johnson, another billionaire, owner of the New York Jets football team, as the next ambassador to Britain, the Financial Times reported. Johnson has no previous political experience.

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