Donald Trump hands physical results to Dr. Oz in surprise move

Donald Trump revealed the results of his recent medical exam during a Wednesday taping of “The Dr. Oz Show,” hours after his campaign said not to expect the results to be shown on TV.

Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, handed TV personality Mehmet Oz a one-page summary of his physical that was conducted last week, according to CNN, as he discussed his health with Oz.

The interview will air Thursday. A summary of the results was not released, and media members were not allowed into the taping.

It had been expected that the results of Trump’s medical exam would be revealed on the daytime TV show, but his campaign seemed to quash that thought earlier Wednesday.

Aides insisted Wednesday morning that the interview with Oz would not touch on Trump’s physical results specifically and would only focus on general health issues like the importance of an active lifestyle and positive thinking, as well as health-related political issues.

The doctor who examined Trump was Dr. Harold Bornstein, according to a release by “The Dr. Oz Show.”

Bornstein is Trump’s longtime doctor who last year released a short, oft-criticized letter claiming Trump would be the healthiest person ever elected president. Bornstein revealed last month that he spent five minutes writing that letter while a limo was waiting outside his office.

Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump also took part in the taping, speaking about her father’s call for six weeks of paid maternity leave.
The “Dr. Oz Show” appearance is part of Donald Trump’s campaign’s outreach to female voters, a group that consistently prefers Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, according to polls.

The show’s release said the doctor took Trump “through a full review of systems” during their hourlong discussion.

Oz instructed the real estate tycoon on nervous health, the head and neck, hormone levels, and cardiovascular fitness.

Oz is a Republican who endorsed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for president in 2008.
Trump has sought to frame the release of his medical information as a measure of transparency as his allies accuse Clinton of being too secretive about her recent pneumonia diagnosis.

It was only after Clinton was caught on video stumbling and struggling to enter a van on Sunday that her campaign revealed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia two days earlier. She has taken several days off the campaign trail since then and is expected to return to the trail Thursday.

Trump underwent a physical last week, before Clinton’s stumbling incident or the news of her diagnosis.

Trump has repeatedly accused Clinton of lacking the strength and stamina for the rigors of the presidency.

And some of his surrogates have floated conspiracy theories about her well-being.

Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson last month said Clinton suffers from a rare disorder caused by brain trauma.

Clinton surrogates have recently returned the favor, questioning Trump’s fitness.

President Obama’s former campaign manager, David Plouffe, on Tuesday said Trump’s weight may become a concern for voters.

“He’s 70,” Plouffe told MSNBC. “He’s the heaviest president we’ve had, the heaviest candidate we’ve had, since William Taft. There’s a legitimate issue.”


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