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‘He looks like a spoiled brat’: Not even Donald Trump likes price-gouging ‘pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli

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Despite being an ardent capitalist himself, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump lashed out at pharmaceutical mogul Martin Shkreli on Wednesday, Think Progress reported.

“You want to know the truth? He looks like a spoiled brat,” Trump said during a press conference in Columbia, South Carolina, adding that “hedge fund guys” like Shkreli are the only people who would see their taxes raised if he were elected president.

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Trump’s remarks came a day after Fox News defended Shkreli’s attempt to raise the price of the drug Daraprim to $750 per pill, a 5000 percent mark-up. The GOP’s front-runner with the conservative network took another tempestuous turn on Wednesday when he announced he would not appear on any Fox shows.

According to Think Progress, however, Trump himself hedged when asked twice what he would do to stop companies like Shkreli’s Turing Pharmaceuticals from trying to implement such drastic price increases. Shkreli only reversed course on Tuesday night after widespread public criticism.

Instead, the former Apprentice host continued insulting Shkreli.

“There’s something about that one — the way he raised it and to that extent,” Trump said. “And then he sat back smug, like he was hot stuff. That guy is nothing. He is zero. He is nothing.”

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‘Schumer is the Devil!’ Screaming pro-Trump protester storms the Senate gallery before being seized by Capitol police

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On Wednesday, during the second night of arguments in the impeachment trial, the Senate chamber was startled by a screaming protester — evidently opposed to removal of President Donald Trump — charging the gallery before being seized and thrown out by Capitol police.

The protester, who reportedly was shouting about abortion and calling on senators to dismiss the charges, was ordered ejected from the chamber by Chief Justice John Roberts. He continued to shout as he was being removed from the premises.

A protester just burst into the Senate gallery, Gallery 5, across chamber from the dais, yelling something like "Jesus Christ! They're trying to overturn the election!" Capitol Police instantly grabbed him and pulled him out to the hall. Yelling continued. #impeachmenttrial

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Mitch McConnell just gave Democrats a huge gift — by publicly tainting any acquittal of Trump: columnist

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It seems all but inevitable that the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will end with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) mustering the votes to block conviction, no matter what the evidence says and no matter whether Democrats successfully bring in new witnesses and documents.

But McConnell has already handed a victory to Democrats in one key aspect, wrote columnist E. J. Dionne for the Washington Post. His handling of the trial has removed any possibility that impeachment will bolster the president's approval — and emboldened Democrats to take their case to the American people as hard as they can. Indeed, wrote Dionne, Democrats "owe a debt" to McConnell.

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Here is how Jason Crow ‘pulled rank’ on John Roberts — and exposed the Chief Justice’s bias

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Former Army Ranger Jason Crow repeatedly drew upon his experience serving three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan during his prosecution of President Donald Trump as an impeachment manager.

Crow, who was awarded the Bronze Star and retired as a Captain, attended law school after his military service before successfully winning a seat in Congress during the 2018 midterm elections.

Elie Mystal, a justice correspondent for The Nation magazine, explained how Crow pulled rank on Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

Mystal broked down how Crow put Roberts in his place with the subtle question of whether senators were getting restless and needed a break.

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