This time, though, his antics are less profoundly damaging and more amusing. Events began when Shkreli donated $2,700 to Bernie Sanders after he received an email soliciting donations. But, he soon found that Bernie had returned his donation.
Michael Briggs, who is a spokesperson for the Sanders campaign, had this to say: “We are not keeping the money from this poster boy for drug company greed.”
Shkreli didn’t take this news well, and a series of amusing tweets followed.
SO ANGRY AT @BernieSanders I COULD PUNCH A WALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) October 18, 2015
Ugh, does anyone know how to treat a wrist fracture without going to a hospital? — Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) October 18, 2015
This is such bullshit. pic.twitter.com/t0Hgx8xdmy
— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) October 19, 2015
Following this tweet of his apparently fractured wrist, it was quickly discovered that this image was fake. Gawker did a reverse image search on it, and obviously discovered that it wasn’t a real X-ray of Shkreli’s wrist. He then tweeted an image of himself wearing a wrist brace, but the people on Twitter weren’t fooled.
After that, the fractured wrist posts abruptly stopped and Shkreli quickly returned to trolling Bernie Sanders’ twitter account. Piece of advice from me, Martin: keep your toys in the pram next time.