#BoycottPayPal Takes Over Twitter After Co-Founder Donates $1 Million To Trump Campaign

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Peter Thiel's massive donation to Team Trump is causing a world of problems for PayPal.

If you're a PayPal user, you may want to listen up.

The massive payment system, which generates billions of dollars in revenue each year, has come under fire after one of its creators was revealed to be making a substantial donation to the Donald Trump presidency campaign in the near future.

Citing a source close to the situation, the New York Times reports that PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel will reportedly contribute a whopping $1.25 million to the Trump campaign through "a combination of super PAC donations" and money provided directly to the campaign.

Social media erupted with backlash from disgusted PayPal users shortly after the news broke; the hashtag #BoycottPayPal quickly taking over Twitter. While some customers simply expressed their disappointment with the company over Thiel's donation, others vowed to take their business elsewhere.

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One user took an opposite approach to the conversation, reminding those participating in the hashtag that Thiel is no longer an owner of the company.


Thiel first came under fire for his support of Trump earlier this year when he spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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