'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Endorses Donald Trump for President

The embattled former pharma CEO had supposedly backed Bernie Sanders.

— -- Controversial former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli will support Donald Trump for president in a matchup against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, according to a tweet sent out Thursday night.

The "Pharma Bro" criticized by members of Congress for his behavior during a February congressional hearing on drug prices, had previously supported Sen. Bernie Sanders for president and claimed to have contributed to his campaign.

Shrekli, the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, famously hiked the price of Daraprim, an anti-parasitic drug used to treat infections, by 5,000 percent overnight. He was arrested in December on multiple securities and wire fraud charges related to an alleged defrauding of pharmaceutical company Retrophin Inc.

He is due back in court on June 6 and could face additional charges.