Venture capitalist and Republican megadonor Peter Thiel dropped $250,000 into President Donald Trump’s joint fundraising committee, according to a new Federal Election Commission filing.
Thiel made the contribution to the Trump Victory Committee in July. It marked the first time since the 2016 presidential election that the conservative philanthropist donated to the organization, which benefits the Republican National Committee and the president’s own re-election campaign.
The committee raised just over $2 million from July through late September. It also received big contributions from longtime Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz, who gave $50,000, and United States Steel Corp., which donated $100,000. Trump brought in more than $18 million through his two joint fundraising committees and campaign committee the third quarter.