Ex-pharma CEO Martin Shkreli: I didn’t endorse Trump
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Embattled former pharma CEO Martin Shkreli said he didn’t endorse presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE last week. 

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In a series of tweets on Monday, Shkreli said he “would never vote for Trump.” 

“If someone put a gun to my head and made me vote, I would vote Trump over Hillary,” he said. “If you think that’s an endorsement, knock yourself out.” 

Shkreli added that he will be “abstaining” from voting this year “in protest of crap candidates.”

Last week Shkreli said he supports Trump against Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE, the Democratic front-runner, and gave the Republican advice about picking a vice presidential candidate.

The former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals came under fire last year when he raised the cost of a life-saving drug by more than 5,000 percent and then touted the added profits on social media.