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 TrumpScaramucci says he will contact FBI, Justice Dept. over leaked financial disclosure Dem rep to introduce measure requiring White House to disclose pardons Lawmakers push to toughen foreign lobbying rules 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 Rodham ClintonHouse Judiciary Committee votes to request documents on Comey, Clinton GOP senator warns Trump: Panel won't take up attorney general nominee this year Overnight Cybersecurity: Facebook invests in group fighting election hacking | House panel advances DHS cyber revamp bill | Lawmakers mull cyber insurance for small businesses 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.