Answered my question from yesterday, which country is “greater” than the United States and so worthy of emulation? Thiel has presumably communicated his choice to Trump.
“I am happy to say categorically that I have found no other country that aligns more with my view of the future than New Zealand,” Mr. Thiel wrote in his application.
Neither one of them probably is much concerned about the possibility that one day they or their children, after moving to New Zealand, might fall in love with someone with Maori background, and then suddenly be treated as a second-class citizen. Nor, I bet, are they thinking of NZ anti-discimination policies as a model for the U.S. Oh well.