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Thiel calls Warren the most 'dangerous' Democratic candidate

Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel said Monday night that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is the most "dangerous" 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.

"I'm most scared by Elizabeth Warren," he told Fox News's Tucker Carlson. "I think she's the one who's actually talking about the economy, which is the only thing that I think matters."

Thiel, an adviser to President Trump, added that almost all the other nearly two dozen Democratic presidential contenders are "equally unimpressive in the sense that it's all identity politics of one flavor or another."

"I wouldn't want to rank how unimpressive they are, since that would be forcing me to rank the different identities and which one's more privileged and more special," he said, "and that would be a dangerous thing to get into."

Earlier this week, Thiel, a Facebook board member and prominent conservative, called for a federal investigation of Google over its alleged ties to China.

He questioned if Google is "making the sort of bad, short-term rationalistic [decision] that if the technology doesn't go out the front door, it gets stolen out the back door anyway," likely referencing Google's work in China, which was recently panned by top defense officials before Congress.

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