Trump shares results of medical exam during Dr. Oz taping

Donald Trump discussed records from a recent physical with television doctor Mehmet Oz on Wednesday and will soon publicly release medical records, possibly this week, aides said.

During his talk with Dr. Oz — taped Wednesday for broadcast on Thursday — the Republican presidential nominee shared a one-page summary of details just hours after his campaign had said he wouldn't, according to a general summary of the program.

"Dr. Oz took Mr. Trump through a full review of systems," said a statement from the publicist for The Dr. Oz Show, including the head and neck, hormone levels, respiratory health, and "family medical history." The statement did not provide additional specifics.

NBC's Katy Tur reported some details of the taping that came from a source inside the studio. According to Tur's source, Dr. Oz said Trump's blood pressure and cholesterol were at healthy levels and that "(Trump) was very healthy and that he would be happy if any of his patients had similar results."

Tur's report also stated that Trump weighs 267 pounds (though some other reports have said the number is 230) and Dr. Oz said Trump was "slightly overweight."

 

 

The statement said the physical exam Trump shared was performed last week by Dr. Harold Bornstein, Trump's personal physician, who in a letter last year proclaimed that Trump would be the "healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."

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Trump campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, had told Fox News earlier in the day that "if he is asked a question about his health or his stamina, I’m sure he’ll be happy to answer it. He’s always happy to answer.”

However, Conway said the discussion would be general in nature and that Trump would publicly release results from a recent physical "when he get the results from his doctor." Conway said that would be as soon as this week. Two other aides, who were not authorized to publicly discuss internal deliberations of the campaign, said simply that the release would be soon.

The Oz taping was closed to the press, so Trump's comments may not surface publicly until Thursday.

However, audience members later told reporters that Trump expressed a desire to lose weight. The audience also reported that Trump said his cholesterol is down thanks to the drug Statin.

NBC's Jesse Williams reported a couple details from the taping of the show about Trump's exercise regimen and eating habits.

 

 

 

While Oz told Fox News prior to the program's taping that he wanted to ask Trump "pointed questions about his health," he also said he wouldn't press his guest on the issue.

“It’s his decision," Oz told FOX News Radio’s Kilmeade & Friends earlier this week. "The metaphor for me is, this is a doctor’s office, the studio. So, I’m not going to ask him questions he doesn’t want to have answered."

Trump has repeatedly questioned Clinton's health and stamina, but he has not referred to her health since Sunday's news that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia.

The GOP nominee has also not released medical records beyond the December statement from Bornstein.

The campaign had suggested that Trump would discuss his recent physical with Oz, before Wednesday morning signaling he wouldn't.

Hours later came word that Trump had indeed provided at least a partial summary.

Daughter Ivanka Trump joined her father during a discussion that included Trump's "views on major health care policy including their recently announced child care plan and the major health care issues facing this country," the program said.

In his Fox radio interview, Oz said he didn't think Trump would release "embarrassing" details on the program.

"I also don’t want to talk about anybody else," Oz said. "We’re not going to be talking about Secretary Clinton for sure."

In the wake of Clinton's health situation, Democrats are starting to challenge Trump over his health.

"He’s 70 years old, he’s not slim and trim," said Senate Democratic leader of Harry Reid of Nevada. "He brags about eating fast food every day.”


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