Donald Trump is basically a reality star…so would it surprise you that Trump is releasing his medical records to Dr. Oz?
Trump will appear on the first week of The Dr. Oz Show’s eighth season, which kicks off next week. Trump will reportedly appear alongside his daughter, Ivanka Trump, in the hour-long interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz.
A teaser for the interview says that Trump “addresses why the health of the candidates has become such a serious issue in this campaign” and “reveals his own personal health regimen.” The interview is scheduled to air next Thursday.
Trump this week pledged to release his full medical records, walking back his earlier promise to only release the documents if Hillary Clinton did the same. With regards to his health, the 70-year-old candidate has only released a letter from his doctor, a document which was widely criticized for its adoption of Trump-like language.
The letter famously read, “If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual elected to the presidency.” Trump’s gastroenterologist added that Trump’s blood pressure and lab results were “astonishingly excellent” and “his physical strength and stamina are extraordinary.”
Trump’s doctor also admitted last month in an interview with NBC that he had written the letter in just five minutes while a limousine sent by the GOP nominee waited outside of his Manhattan office, but he stood by his assessment.
A longer teaser for the one-on-one interview between Trump and Dr. Oz promises, “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is here to share his vision for America’s health. We’re asking him the questions you want answered regarding your well-being, security, money and more. A no-holds-barred conversation you’ll be talking about.”
The credibility of Oz’s medical advice, however, has been questioned. A study released in 2014 concluded that medical talk shows, including The Dr. Oz Show, “often lack adequate information on specific benefits or the magnitude of the effects of those benefits.”
The talk-show host also previously testified before Congress in June 2014 about controversial statements he made on his program about weight-loss plans and products.