You know you’re in the wrong when even one of the most reviled men in America thinks you suck.
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.
Trump criticized the 32-year-old ex-hedge-funder-turned-pharmaceutical-price-gouger in the only way he knows how: By attacking his 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.
Given Shkreli’s thin skin (as demonstrated by the childish fights he’s been engaging in on Twitter), we’re sure Mr. Trump’s comments were especially bruising to the young businessman’s ego.
“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.”
We never thought we’d say this, but we actually agree with the Donald on this one.