"Ex-pharma CEO Martin Shkreli: I didn’t endorse Trump"

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by thermodynamic, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. thermodynamic Suspended

    thermodynamic

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    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box...-ex-pharma-ceo-martin-shkreli-i-didnt-endorse

    No worries,

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...8f07ae-a588-11e5-9c4e-be37f66848bb_story.html

    So he splurged $34k to donate to Hillary's people and says he'll vote Trump? How nuts is that? What happened between the "donation" and his telling us he would prefer to vote for Trump? Nuts, just nuts.
     
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

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    “If someone put a gun to my head and made me vote, I would vote Trump over Hillary,”

    Let's break this down.

    “If someone put a gun to my head" literally means "If I was threatened by immediate death.".

    Adding "and made me vote" means "If my vote were being compelled upon pain of immediate death."

    "I would vote Trump over Hillary" means that if compelled to vote for Trump or be immediately killed, he'd choose voting for Trump and life, over voting for Hillary and immediate death.

    In short, he'd rather be alive at the end of election day, even if it meant a vote for Trump. However, this also suggests that if he's not being compelled under pain of immediate death, that he wouldn't vote for Trump. So the question to ask is whether you think he is or isn't being compelled at literal gunpoint to make a vote.

    I'm with Martin Shkreli on this one. If you think that's an endorsement, knock yourself out.
     

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