Earlier this week, Martin Shkreli, founder and CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, made international headlines when he raised the price of Daraprim, a drug used to treat life-threatening parasitic infections in AIDS patients, by more than 5,000 percent, thus earning himself the title of “America’s most hated man.”
Now, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has jumped onto the Shkreli bashing bandwagon, criticizing the 32-year-old ex-hedge-funder’s looks.
“You want to know the truth?” Trump said during a press conference this week. “He looks like a spoiled brat.”
Then he added that “hedge fund guys” like Shkreli will be the only people who see their taxes raised if he is elected president in 2016.
“There’s something about that one — the way he raised it and to that extent,” Trump continued. “And then he sat back smug, like he was hot stuff. That guy is nothing. He is zero. He is nothing.”