Thiel's Costume for Posh Party? Hulk Hogan, per Sources

Trump, campaign manager Kellyanne Conway were also in attendance
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2016 11:37 AM CST
At Posh Party: Peter Thiel Dressed as Hulk Hogan
A thumbs-up from Trump.   (Twitter)

Hulk Hogan, with funding from frequent Gawker target Peter Thiel, helped bring the media group to bankruptcy via his sex-tape lawsuit, so Thiel's choice of costume at a posh Long Island party might not be terribly surprising: He reportedly dressed as the Hulkster on Saturday night, when the PayPal founder attended a costume party thrown by Donald Trump donor Robert Mercer. The event was also attended by Trump himself and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, who was "decked out as Dolly Parton meets Superwoman," per Vanity Fair.

"Honoring the ultimate hero at the Mercer 'Heroes and Villians' party on Long Island. Crowd thrilled w/ surprise!" Conway tweeted, showing a photo of her and her boss, disguised as … himself, apparently, in a suit and tie. No pictures of Thiel's costume have popped up yet; the intel comes via two party guests who tell Bloomberg they saw him in his Hogan getup. A Thiel spokesman wouldn't comment. (More Peter Thiel stories.)

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