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 TrumpIG investigating Comey memos over classified information: report Overnight Defense: Congress poised for busy week on nominations, defense bill | Trump to deliver Naval Academy commencement speech | Trump administration appeals decision to block suspected combatant's transfer Top Pruitt aid requested backdate to resignation letter: report 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 ClintonPaltry wage gains, rising deficits two key tax reform concerns Trump pressed Sessions to fire FBI agents who sent anti-Trump texts: report DNC sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over alleged election interference 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.