What happens when you put a reality TV candidate on a reality TV doctor’s show, to talk about his health issues?
Mehmet Oz on Tuesday promised to ask Donald Trump “pointed questions” about his health when he sits down with him this week, but in the same interview Oz pledged that he will not ask Trump “questions he doesn’t want to have answered.”
Trump, a reality TV star in his own right, plans to take part in a taping of “The Dr. Oz Show” on Wednesday in which he’s expected to disclose more details of his personal health, including the results of a physical he received last week.
So, in other words, this will be a fluff piece to talk about how 70-year old, overweight Trump is the healthiest candidate to ever run for the presidency.
When Trump is allowed to control the questions, it is foolhardy to expect complete transparency.
The episode will air on Thursday, and comes at a time when there is a focus on the health of the candidates, considering the advanced ages of both, as well as the questions surrounding Hillary’s seemingly fragile condition.
Oz said in an interview with Brian Kilmeade on the Fox News Radio program “Kilmeade & Friends” that he will reveal his medical assessment of the records submitted by Trump before the studio audience, calling it Trump’s decision to do so.
“It’s his personal records. I want to ask him pointed questions about his health,” Oz said.
Kilmeade asked what would happen if there are “embarrassing things” in the records. Oz responded, “Well, I bet you he won’t release them. … It’s his decision.”
Basically, Dr. Oz just revealed that there’s no way to know if Trump is releasing any comprehensive medical information, or not.
The health of both candidates, who would be the second-oldest (in the case of Clinton) or oldest (in the case of Trump) person to take their inaugural presidential oath of office, has lingered throughout the campaign and has only intensified in recent days with Clinton’s pneumonia episode.
Trump has also sparked questions about his health due to his well-documented love of fried foods and steaks, as well as his lack of sleep.
Frankly, Trump’s physical health is of less of a concern than his mental health.
Maybe he’ll go on Dr. Phil next to prove he’s of strong mind?