Bernie Sanders Donates CEO Martin Shkreli’s Campaign Donation to Health Clinic

That was Martin Shkreli’s tweet during the Democratic Debate on Tuesday.

Bernie Sanders’ campaign had this to say however:

 “We are not keeping the money from this poster boy for drug company greed,” said campaign spokesman Michael Briggs

Although it was confirmed Shkreli had made the maximum contribution of $2,700, Sanders isn’t interested. His campaign said he’s giving the money to a Washington health clinic instead — and the drug executive isn’t getting the meeting.

Shkreli made the contribution, he said, partly because he actually supports some of Sanders’ other proposals — just not the ones about drug prices. But mainly, he said, he donated to get the senator’s attention in the hopes that he could get a private meeting to explain why drug companies set prices the way they do.

During Tuesday night’s debate, Sanders took pride in his fights against the drug companies, saying, “I would lump Wall Street and the pharmaceutical industry at the top of my list of people who do not like me.”

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16 thoughts on “Bernie Sanders Donates CEO Martin Shkreli’s Campaign Donation to Health Clinic

  • October 15, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Bernie is honest, humble, intelligent, and experienced and does not need the money which has a secret agenda behind it. I have no respect for the candidates who become millionaires for being puppets to the corporate agenda.

  • October 15, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Shekrll was probably asked to donate to Bernie by HRC…just so she could bring it up in a debate…smh

  • October 15, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    He wants to get Bernie’s attention so he can “explain” – why does that sound so damn familiar?!

  • October 15, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    “if i can buy the cure for AIDS, how hard can it be to buy Bernie?” – That douche, Shkreli, Probably

  • October 15, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    “But mainly, he said, he donated to get the senator’s attention in the hopes that he could get a private meeting to explain why drug companies set prices the way they do”.

    We know why – an hiv drug was 13.50 per dose, and Martin Schkreli raised it to $750 per dose. Greed is the reason.

  • October 15, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    I really hope the Electors have Bernie Sanders in mind. He’s a brilliant and straight-thinking man the likes of which we have not yet seen in a US President. It seems the popular vote is for Bernie Sanders, also, but it’s merely how it seems. In my hometown, it seems everyone is talking Sanders. He has my vote.

  • October 15, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    I would gladly lay my life on the line for Bernie Sanders. He is thee OBVIOUS NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT, with more people backing him than anyone ever before. The problem is that “they” decide now. I’m afraid-with every ounce of fear in my soul- that Voting doesn’t matter anymore and that the scandalous and crooked government that has plagued our nation since For many decades , chooses for us. They merely let us THINK we have elect one or the other. IF BERNIE SANDERS ISNT ELECTED PRESIDENT? THEN OUR NATION IS DOOMED- and likewise our world. Because it’s obvious Bernie Sanders has the popular vote in our nation- and I can’t see one reason he shouldn’t! He is the answer we have been praying for for YEARS! I thank you Mr.
    Sanders, from the bottom of my heart, for standing up to the totalitarian government we are headed towards. Democratic Socialism is not socialism. It is the answer to our nations many problems. I may not be much, or have a good job, or have much in my life- but I do have hope. And that hope, is Bernie Sanders.

  • October 16, 2015 at 4:36 am

    Dear Senator Sanders,

    I am grateful for your moral, humane, brave and sincere stance on the state of the nation and how positive your campaign is. It is making the other party look like childish, absurd and frankly, dumb adults who have NO business thinking they can do what is best for a nation riddled with self inflicted wounds. The problems here are all self created as we lay in the bed of unbridled capitalism, what we accepted as the American Dream. We know not everything is about money, even though media focus and politics appears to have caved to this Golden Calf .
    I hope one thing, one HUGE thing you reform and transform as President, and that is the USDA!
    This massive government agency, in my view, built on a concept of food systems that gave rise to every so called chronic AND infectious disease now plaguing our disease care system, needs a sea change.
    Prescription medicine is the response to what happens when we put the wrong nutrients from the wrong sources, into our bodies. We see this in special education costs as well, skyrocketing off the back of children who have been the victims of nutrient depravity, excess toxicity, leading to mental and physical, developmental problems.

    When we address and repair the food system, help organic farmers instead of biotech companies, and feed ourselves what nature intended, foods that grow from plant sources, we will cut health care costs by 80%, according to two acclaimed preventive medical doctors, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Cardiologist Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.
    We have eaten ourselves sick, and we can eat ourselves healthy and in doing so, remove the horrific environmental plagues from the largest source of GHG emissions, animal agriculture. Prescription drugs are not the holistic approach to health care. Transforming our concept of FOOD is.

    “We kill billions of wild animals to protect the animals we eat. We then destroy our environment to feed the animals we eat. We spend more time, money and resources fattening the animals we eat, than we do feeding humans who are actually starving. The greatest irony is that after all the expense of raising these animals, we eat them, and they kill us… And instead of recognizing this insanity, we torture and kill millions of other animals trying to find a cure to the diseases caused by eating animals in the first place. When it comes to eating, humans are without question the dumbest animals on the planet.” – Mike Anderson, Cure Cancer Naturally

  • October 16, 2015 at 6:33 am

    No one and I mean no one matches Bernie with integrity. Not only is he in touch with the American people he has solutions that are well thought out and can work if implementation is allowed.

  • October 16, 2015 at 6:35 am

    Not only does Bernie have integrity that none of the others have ,he is in touch with the American people with solutions to so many issues if they are allowed implementation.

  • October 16, 2015 at 7:11 am

    I liked reading your opinion. Could you explain the difference between democratic socialism as compared to socialism. I see no difference.

  • October 16, 2015 at 10:17 am

    We may never see a man of this courage, this honesty, and this uncorruptible , again, ever!

  • October 16, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Socialism is already a major part of our democracy, with military, highways, public schools, police and fire and many other services that local, state and federal governments provide. Whether we are under a dictator or elected officials is the difference between democratic socialism and other forms of socialism.

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  • October 17, 2015 at 8:04 am

    And what we have right now with the congress people who have already been bought is an oligarchy. No democracy there.

  • October 17, 2015 at 8:05 am


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