Billionaire Democrat Who Previously Criticized Trump Now Praises Him

Facebook Executive and Democrat billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya is saying what many suspect is weighing on left-leaning minds all over the nation: Former President Donald Trump isn’t all that bad; he was actually pretty darn good.

Palihapitiya has turned heads in recent months as the world takes note of his political stance and how much it appears to be changing — and in favor of Trump. American voters are loving his fresh take on self-awareness when it comes to our feelings about the Orange Man Bad.

Moderates are highlighting a need for more discussions like those Palihapitiya is bringing to the table.

So, is Trump Derangement Syndrome preventing people from fairly evaluating the former President’s track record? Palihapitiya claimed this in a recent episode of the All-In Podcast, which he co-hosts with his friends.

A fact-check affirms he’s not wrong. The Middle East appears to be on the brink of sparking World War III, and over here in the U.S., Americans are still arguing over Trump’s presidential successes and failures — as though we have no record of it.

Palihapitiya’s strongest argument in support of reconsidering Trump’s first term? It is a fact that #45 never led this country into a major war, and that wasn’t a stroke of luck. A sharp negotiator, Trump knows how to get what he wants, Bill O’Reilly shared with Tucker Carlson in an interview last month.

Palihapitiya noted, “What those guys did was pretty incredible, in hindsight…To really be able to, like, find long-lasting peace is just a real example for the world.”

He also praised Trump’s plan for the border wall and confessed the left just “didn’t like the messenger, so we killed the message,” noting, “Turned out it was right.” He continued, “Issuing long-term debt to refinance when rates were at zero. We didn’t like the messenger, so we killed the message.” He echoed the same sentiments regarding peace in the Middle East.

Now, Palihapitiya is asking, “When are we going to stop shooting ourselves in the foot? When are we going to actually take the time to look past who was saying these things and actually listen to them word for word?”

This is quite the about-face from Palihapitiya, who has previously criticized Trump and admits to feeling it was the “end of the world” when he was elected merely because that’s what his circles were saying. Just last year, he labeled Trump “an idiot savant, minus the savant,” per The Epoch Times.

Since Oct. 7, we’ve seen much of the developed world turn upside down and inside out at the thought of what could lie ahead as Israel and Palestine continue to wade into war. Palihapitiya’s comments come at a time when both sides are ripe for change, and many former Biden voters are asking for “anyone but him.”

Palihapitiya is asking for the American people to be honest — with themselves. Can we overlook the messenger — and sometimes the delivery — long enough to find our own blind spots with Trump?