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 TrumpPaul Ryan defends Navy admiral after Trump's criticism Trump discussing visit overseas to troops following criticism: report Retired Army General: Trump is ‘acting like an 8th grader’ in attacking ex-Navy SEAL who led bin Laden operation 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 ClintonPaul Ryan defends Navy admiral after Trump's criticism Retired Army General: Trump is ‘acting like an 8th grader’ in attacking ex-Navy SEAL who led bin Laden operation Questions grow about FBI vetting of Christopher Steele’s Russia expertise 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.