On Saturday, Trump’s spokeswoman revealed that the former president has backed TV personality and heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz for a Senate seat in Pennsylvania.
According to a statement that was released on Twitter, “The Great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has a fantastic chance to Save America by electing the brilliant and well-known Dr. Mehmet Oz to the United States Senate.” To stop the Radical Left maniacs from destroying our nation, we must win elections.”
Oz’s Harvard degree, “tremendous” profession as a heart surgeon, and stage presence were all praised by Trump at the event. To be on television for 18 years is like taking a poll, to me. Trump said, “That includes folks like you.”.
When Republican Pat Toomey announced his retirement from the Senate in early January, Dr. Oz stepped down from his role as host of the Dr. Oz Show, which he had led for 13 seasons, to compete for the seat that had been left empty by Toomey. During the impeachment proceedings, Toomey voted to indict Trump for allegedly encouraging an uprising after the 2020 election results. In the end, the senator had little political support and decided not to run again since the bulk of his party stuck behind Trump.
It’s no surprise that Trump lauded Oz’s Republican credentials, saying that the doctor is “Pro-Life, very strong on Crime and the Border; Election Fraud; Our Great Military and our Vet; Tax Cuts; And will Always Fight for and Support Our Under-Siege Second Amendment.” According to him, he said that Oz might win the election because of his TV presence in areas like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and his daytime talk show ubiquity would attract women, two demographics that Republican candidates often fail to reach.
However, it has been stated that Oz requested Winfrey to stay out of the campaign because he was concerned she could be “hurt” because of his time as a resident doctor on Oprah’s daytime talk show. In the course of his career, Dr. Oz has drawn a fair amount of controversy, periodically butting heads with Big Pharma and the GMO food industry to the point that many famous doctors came together to try to stop his nomination to the faculty of Columbia University. But the school backed the celebrity doctor, making him the head of its Integrative Medicine Center.
“America’s heartbeat” is described as being “in code red in need of a defibrillator to shock it back to life” on his campaign website. “Witnessing our nation’s inadequacies of Covid,” Oz says, prompted him to enter politics. He points out how “preventable” many of the pandemic fatalities were, and references the institution’s shut-down of alternative medical perspectives.