The Trump campaign swore to reporters on Tuesday night that their candidate would absolutely not be handing any medical records to Dr. Oz during Thursday’s planned appearance on the talk show.
When Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, was asked on Fox News by Martha McCollum whether or not Trump would have Dr. Oz analyze the results of a physical exam performed on Trump, Conway gave the answer that most sane Americans would have.
‘On a TV show? I don’t think that he should.’
Dr. Mehmet Oz certainly thought he should, and even told Fox News’s Brian Kilmeade that he definitely would be doing so and that he would analyze them on The Dr. Oz Show on Thursday…or at least the parts that Trump would allow him to discuss.
‘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.’
So much for Donald Trump’s crowing about Hillary Clinton’s lack of transparency in regards to her health, right?
Apparently, Trump decided to ignore his campaign manager’s more sage advice and, in true reality TV star fashion, did a big reveal in front of a television audience during the show’s taping on Wednesday morning.
Trump reportedly handed Dr. Oz, a TV host and doctor currently under investigation for fraud (just like Trump), a one-page letter from the same doctor who wrote Trump’s brief, ridiculous letter of health in December. Bornstein is now famous for touting Trump’s hale and healthy physical condition by saying that he could guarantee that Trump “will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” despite the fact that he has never examined any other president and couldn’t have, considering that the vast majority of them were dead when Bornstein was born.
Dr. Harold Bornstein is a licensed gastroenterologist whose website says that he also specializes in internal medicine and has been certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. The board’s website, however, notes that Bornstein is not actively participating in keeping his certification current, making him an odd choice as a personal physician.
For CNN’s coverage of Trump’s big reveal, see video below:
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