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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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New Zealand may postpone general election after 4 test positive for COVID-19: PM Jacinda Ardern

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New Zealand locked down nursing homes nationwide Wednesday after a 102-day streak without the coronavirus ended, as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the outbreak could force her to postpone next month's general election.

Ardern said authorities were scrambling to trace anyone who had been in contact with four Auckland residents who tested positive Tuesday, ending the dream run in which the virus had been contained at New Zealand's borders.

A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city with a population of 1.5 million, was announced on Tuesday night and went into force at lunchtime on Wednesday.

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Android phones to get ‘ShakeAlert’ earthquake warnings — and phones may double as tremor detectors

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Android phones will receive warnings triggered by a "ShakeAlert" earthquake early-warning system implemented on the West Coast by the US Geological Survey and partners.

ShakeAlert uses signals from hundreds of seismometers across the state to trigger warning messages that "an earthquake has begun and shaking is imminent," according to the system's website.

"We saw an opportunity to use Android to provide people with timely, helpful earthquake information when they search, as well as a few seconds warning to get themselves and their loved ones to safety if needed," principal software engineer Marc Stogaitis said in a blog post.

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‘Don’t talk about racism, racist’: Trump scorched after claiming Biden-Harris campaign has a ‘racism problem’

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President Donald Trump continued to lash out at Kamala Harris after the California Democrat was chosen to join the 2020 Democratic Party ticket as presumptive nominee Joe Biden's running mate.

At a news conference following the selection, Trump complained about Harris being "nasty."

After 10 p.m. on Monday, Trump tweeted out an attack ad claiming "Joe Biden has a racism problem."

Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's line of attack:

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