Donald Trump, in a confusing move considering the candidate’s decision to try to appear more “presidential,” plans to release his medical reports on The Dr. Oz Show on Thursday. That is, apparently, what GOP presidential candidates do in 2016; they go on talk shows hosted by questionable medical doctors currently being investigated for scamming the American public.
Considering Trump’s brainchild, Trump University, it seems the two have more in common than any quasi-celebrity doctor and a presidential candidate should.
Dr. Mehmet Oz appeared on Fox News today, because of course he did, to discuss the upcoming ratings booster. Oz told Brian Kilmeade that he would be discussing Trump’s entire medical report with nothing held back or kept secret from the public…except what Trump doesn’t want him to say.
Kilmeade asked Oz what he thought would happen if “embarrassing things” appeared on the report. Oz replied that he didn’t think Trump would release those. Kilmeade was taken aback, asking, “it’s still going to be his decision?”
‘It’s his decision. You know, I — the metaphor for me is it’s the doctor’s office, the studio. So I’m not going to ask him questions he doesn’t want to have answered.’
Trump belongs to the same political party whose news pundits have blasted Hillary Clinton’s decision not to tell the public that she had pneumonia for two days before finally becoming too ill to continue on Sunday. It’s perfectly fine if Trump hides his tax returns and any parts of his medical records he finds “embarrassing,” but Hillary Clinton is “shady.”
Until now, Trump has only released an obviously fake letter from a very odd gastroenterologist who praised Trump’s health by declaring that he would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” That hasn’t stopped him from attacking Hillary Clinton’s health, however. His spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson, diagnosed Hillary Clinton with dysphasia , or “ a serious neurological disorder marked by severe language deterioration.”
Releasing medical records on a television show hosted by a doctor of dubious reputation, and only releasing the parts the candidate wants the public to know, sounds quite fitting for the most non-transparent campaign in history.
Singer, actress, and international superstar, Cher, perhaps summed it up best on Twitter.
WHY IS DR OZ LETTING TRUMP PIMP HIM OUT⁉️OZ IS BOUND BY ETHICS?‼️IS HE SO HUNGRY 4RATINGS,HE’LL LET TRUMP USE HIM,LIKE GUYS AT A FRAT PARTY?
— Cher (@cher) September 13, 2016
See the segment with Dr. Oz and Brian Kilmeade below:
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