Martin Shkreli, better known throughout the world as “Pharma Bro,” is betting on Donald Trump to bring pharmaceutical jobs back to the U.S.
“Donald Trump is a dream for business people like me,” Shkreli said during an exclusive interview with FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo. “I think Trump’s going to make pharma great again.”
The former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO, who first made headlines for sharply increasing the price of a widely-used HIV/AIDS drug, said Trump’s proposed policies will make the industry more competitive.
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“Almost all pharma manufacturing right now is done in India and China and the quality of manufacturing pharmaceuticals has declined dramatically,” he said. “Bringing those jobs and manufacturing to the U.S. – I think that can only help us.”
He added, “I think Trump’s going to make it easier to be a drug company in America.”
When asked whether he would be willing to talk to Trump about pharmaceutical policy, Shkreli said he is more than eager to do so.
“Sure, the same way he ran on a platform that he’s the best to close loopholes and to close exploitations because he’s the one who took advantage of them,” Shkreli said. (Ver)