Embattled pharma CEO endorses Trump
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Martin Shkreli, the embattled former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, endorsed Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question MORE for president Thursday night, saying he supports him over Democratic front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden to debate for first time as front-runner Top Trump ally says potential Amash presidential bid could be problematic in Michigan Chaotic Trump transition leaks: Debates must tackle how Democrats will govern differently MORE.

“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.”