Were you anxiously awaiting Dr Oz’s assessment of Trump’s health?

I wasn’t. Don’t really care. Knew it was going to be a couple of frauds slapping each others’ backs. Didn’t watch it, and am not going to. Fortunately, Orac suffered for us, and delivers a surprising review: it was exactly as I expected, but in addition, it was boring.

But yeah, it was nothing but a Trump commercial.

Basically, Dr. Oz is every bit as much of a carnival barker as Donald Trump is, and in this instance he helped Trump not only brag about his own health but to insinuate that Clinton is not healthy enough to be President while also allowing Ivanka Trump to air what was basically a campaign commercial for Trump’s childcare proposal. The two were clearly made for each other. It was placebo transparency, making a mockery of transparency norms.


  1. says

    It only adds to Oz’s disgrace that Trump would not have allowed his parents into the country, and Trump is goading people into attacking Muslim’s in the street and torching mosques. Evidently Oz — who in case you didn’t know is a practicing Muslim — thinks that’s just fine.

  2. blf says

    I rather liked the New York Times lead-in summary of the performance art, On ‘Dr. Oz,’ Trump Offers Placebo Transparency: “On Thursday’s episode of ‘The Dr. Oz Show,’ Donald J. Trump told Dr. Mehmet Oz that he didn’t get much exercise these days. This is not really true. Even as he said it, he was in the middle of conducting a one-hour spinning class.”

    (The Grauniad, which tends to do a rather good line in snark, does not (yet?) have an opinion piece / column on this episode of Trumpy Tunes.)

  3. wzrd1 says

    Is it any wonder that Trump expends so much effort on health? He has no platform to speak of, no real policy agenda to point to, leaving him only with his health vs Hillary’s health and he then has to resort to smoke and mirrors to prop his campaign up upon.

  4. ck, the Irate Lump says

    “Hillary is too sick to be President” is Trump’s 2016 version of “Obama is a secret Kenyan”. Repeating a stupid lie over and over again worked so well for him last time, he’s just repeating it this time around.