A New Name Was Just Announced For Trump’s Inauguration — Prepare To Be Sickened


A new big name attendee of the about-to-occur presidential inauguration has just been announced — and you should prepare to be sickened.

The infamous pharmaceuticals executive Martin Shkreli is evidently planning on paying the inaugural festivities a visit.

Shkreli was arrested in 2015 on securities fraud charges but lives, at present, as a (mostly) free man. Part of the terms of his release, after his 5 million dollar bail got paid off, is that Shkreli has to ask for judicial permission to travel outside of the immediate New York City area.

And, according to the New York Post, Shkreli has done just that, requesting and getting approved to attend a “social event” from January 17 through January 21 that, of course, could be nothing other than Trump’s inauguration as the nation’s 45th president.

As the Post reports:

‘Notorious pharma bro Martin Shkreli is headed to Washington, DC for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration – even if it is sans aplus-one. A Brooklyn judge on Wednesday OK’d Shkreli’s travel to the nation’s capitol between Jan. 17 and 21 to attend a “social event,” according to new court filings.’

Shkreli has lived his life before and after his 2015 arrest as someone who, well, as someone who would fit in quite nicely schmoozing with Trump. He made his name before his arrest for jacking up the price of a life-saving cancer drug, produced by the corporation that he headed, by hundreds upon hundreds of dollars.

And more recently, since his release, he got his Twitter account suspended for harassing journalist Lauren Duca after she wrote an anti-Trump piece that went viral.

After Duca posted a screenshot of a message that Shkreli sent her asking if she wanted to be his “plus one” and accompany him to Trump’s inauguration, the disgraced pharma bro took her “rejection” personally and began to ruthlessly harass Duca, through such means as plastering mockingly fawning images of her all over his Twitter profile.

It’s ironic that the well known and widely hated former pharma exec Shkreli would go to the inaugural festivities.

After all, the Trump transition and inauguration planning team has faced widely discussed, serious difficulty in their efforts to secure celebrity names for the events. Opposition to Trump among the already left-leaning entertainment world runs so deep that there was, at one point, serious talk of a massive concert to be held on the 20th of January just to distract attention away from the inauguration.

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