Convicted fraudster Martin Shkreli challenged his Facebook followers to take a clip of Hillary Clinton’s hair in exchange for $5,000 before he chalked it up as “satire.”
“The Clinton Foundation is willing to KILL to protect its secrets. So on HRC’s book tour, try to grab a hair from her,” the Pharma Bro wrote on Monday.
“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,” he added.
After critics slammed Shkreli for encouraging people to assault the Democratic presidential nominee, he edited the post to clarify, “This is satire, meant for humor and not an endorsement of violence against a truly wonderful public servant.”
The infamous internet troll has been ramping up his social media posts about Clinton ahead of the release of her new memoir “What Happened” next week.
Last Friday, the Pharma Bro claimed he possessed Clinton’s DNA, writing, “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.”
He also posted a photograph of himself holding up a small plastic bag with a biohazard symbol printed on it, claiming Clinton’s DNA was inside.
The 34-year-old also said he would be “peacefully protesting” Clinton’s book signing at the Union Square on Sept. 12 and chanting “lock her up.”
Shkreli, who was convicted of three counts of securities fraud last month, faces up to 20 years in prison on each of two counts, and another maximum of five years for the third.
As the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, Shkreli famously hiked the price of Daraprim from $13.50 a tablet to $750.