Damn @BernieSanders is my boy with that Kosovo reference. Gets my full endorsement. I did donate to him…
— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) October 14, 2015
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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