A clip of defeated presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for $5,000? Apparently, that was the original challenge of Martin Shkreli to his Facebook followers, before clarifying later that it was actually a “satire.”
Shkreli, a convicted fraudster, wrote on his Facebook page on Monday: “The Clinton Foundation is willing to KILL to protect its secrets. So on HRC’s book tour, try to grab a hair from her.” He also added: “I must confirm the sequences I have. Will pay $5,000 per hair obtained from Hillary Clinton. Payment after the sequence matches. Good luck, patrollers.”
The post was predictably not received well by his critic and Hillary supporters. They slammed Shkreli for encouraging people to assault Clinton. Pharma Bro later edited his post and clarified: “This is satire, meant for humor and not an endorsement of violence against a truly wonderful public servant.”
Hillary is set to go on a tour for the release of her new memoir “What Happened” next week detailing her presidential loss to President Trump. Shrekli has been busy with his social media posts about Hillary coinciding with the said book release.
Last Friday, the infamous internet troll claimed he possessed Hillary’s DNA and wrote: “Cloning Hillary Clinton would be a societal and environmental catastrophe the likes of which the world has never seen. I hold in my hands a whole exome sequence of this monster.”
Shrekli also posted a picture of himself holding up a small plastic bag with a biohazard symbol printed on it, claiming that what’s inside was actually Clinton’s DNA.
Shrekli also said he would be “peacefully protesting” Clinton’s book event at the Union Square on September 12 and chanting “lock her up.”
Shrekli is known as the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals who hiked up the price of Daraprim from $13.50 to a tablet to $750. He was convicted of three counts of securities fraud last month and faces up to 20 years in prison on each of two counts, and another maximum of five for the third.