Embattled pharma CEO endorses Trump
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“I haven’t been called by the Trump camp. I support him vs. Hillary,” Shkreli tweeted Thursday. “He should find a VP candidate who is seasoned in politics, an ugly game.”

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The former pharmaceuticals executive became the subject of national scorn after he raised the cost of a life-saving drug called Darpin by more than 5,000 percent last year and 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.”