Embattled Pharma CEO Endorses Trump
Martin Shkreli endorsed Donald Trump on Thursday night in favor of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
I haven't been called by the Trump camp. I support him vs. Hillary. He should find a VP candidate who is seasoned in politics, an ugly game.
— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) May 27, 2016
The Hill reports:
The former Turing Pharmaceuticals executive became subject to national scorn after he raised the costs of a life-saving drug called Darpin by more than 5,000 percent last year, and buoyantly touted the profits on social media.
Shkreli was also arrested last December for his involvement with another drugmaker, Retrophin, which federal prosecutors said he operated like a quasi-Ponzi scheme.
Trump may not welcome Shkreli’s endorsement after calling him a “spoiled brat” last year.
“He looks like a spoiled brat to me,” Trump said in September. “You want to know the truth? He looks like a spoiled brat.
“That guy is nothing. He’s zero. He’s nothing. He ought to be ashamed of himself.”
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