In a public announcement, Trump wrote that Dr. Oz will help to "stop the Radical Left maniacs from destroying our country." He added that Oz is "brilliant and well-known," and is "tough" and "smart," which is what the country needs.
"I have known Dr. Oz for many years, as have many others, even if only through his very successful television show," Trump said. "He has lived with us through the screen and has always been popular, respected and smart. He even said that I was in extraordinary health, which made me like him even more (although he also said I should lose a couple of pounds)."
Trump went on to highlight Oz's academic pedigree, including his Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and his joint MD and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School of Finance.
"He has authored more than 350 original publications, written eight New York Times bestsellers and received patents for developing medical devices that have improved countless lives and performed thousands of life-saving heart operations," Trump added.
According to Trump, Oz is also pro-life, "very strong on crime, the border, election fraud, our great military and our vets, tax cuts and will always fight for and support our under-siege Second Amendment."
Oz will also help the United States to become energy independent again – ever since Joe Biden was installed in the White House, America has become energy dependent.
The greatest potential for Oz, Trump said, is that he actually stands a chance at winning a general election against "a Radical Left Democrat looking to do unthinkable harm to our country."
Trump said that women are especially drawn to Oz because of his "advice and counsel," which can help him win an election, even in a usually "blue" state like Pennsylvania.
"He knows his job is to serve every single Pennsylvanian," Trump added. "Dr. Oz is smart, tough, and will never let you down, therefore, he has my complete and total endorsement. Good luck, Dr. Oz. Our country needs you."
Rick Perry of Texas has also endorsed Oz, and the doctor also recently appeared in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, who also sees Oz as a viable candidate for the Senate in Pennsylvania.
Not everyone is convinced that Oz is a good choice, however. Commenters on news items about Trump's announcement were critical of both Trump and Oz, with one suggesting that "Oz is another Mitt Romney: saying what he thinks conservatives want to hear."
A United States Air Force veteran wrote that "Oz is a RINO [Republican in Name Only] and may not actually be a real conservative."
"Dr. Oz pushed gender ideology on children, defended abortion standards, called for red flag gun laws, helped craft Obamacare, and more," wrote another.
It was actually quite difficult to find any comments of support for Oz, including someone who said he supports Trump and that he was the "best president ever," but cannot get on board with Dr. Oz.
"Mattis, Bolton, Barr, Wray, Sessions, Omarosa, Pence, Scaramucci, Tillerson, the list goes on," wrote another about all of the people Trump endorsed or brought on board in his administration who turned out to be bad picks.
"Trump is and was a great president ... but a horrible judge of character," this same person added.
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