President Trump said his administration would "look" at Google after statements made earlier this week by tech billionaire investor Peter Teal. Alphabet shares were slightly lower in pre-trade.
"The billionaire investor, Peter Teal, believes Google should be investigated for betrayal," Trump said in a tweet. "He blames Google for working with the Chinese government … A great and brilliant person who knows this topic better than anyone else! Trump's administration will look!"
A White House spokesman declined to comment on Trump's letter. 1
On Tuesday, Palantine co-founder Joe Londonsdale repeated Thiel's comments on CNBC. "Everyone in the Valley knows that the Chinese government is very committed," Lonsdale said in an interview with Squawk Alley, although he did not provide any clear evidence. "This is something we are not talking about. It was very bold to talk about it."
"As we said before, we are not working with Chinese military," Google said this week. in response to Thiel's comments.
Google was not immediately available to comment on President Trump's recent comments.