In the latest twist in the saga of Donald Trump’s health records, the candidate decided to reveal his results on an episode of The Dr. Oz Show taped on Sept. 14. Mere hours earlier his aides claimed he would not share the records on the show, and would only talk about his general health and well-being.
The show airs on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 1pm ET but journalists have been gathering leaks from the audience present at the taping.
What emerges is not exactly a shining picture of good health, contrary to what Trump’s physician claimed in a bombastic letter last year. Trump, it seems, is overweight, doesn’t exercise, and eats unhealthy.
There are conflicting reports about his weight: some say the record shows he weighs 230 pounds, and others are reporting 267. Both are over the norm for his height and age.
Based on audience member reports, Trump’s cholesterol used to be too high, but he is on medication that brought it under control.
In true Trump fashion, the interview reportedly included a bizarre tidbit about kissing his daughter Ivanka:
Several hours after the taping, Hillary Clinton’s campaign released an update on the state of her own health. According to the campaign, Clinton has been resting at her home in Chappaqua, NY since she fell ill last week and was diagnosed with pneumonia, which according to her doctor was “mild.” In a note published to the campaign website, the doctor, Lisa Bardack, detailed Clinton’s illnesses, medications, allergies in the past year, and her various laboratory test results. The note concluded: “the remainder of her complete physical exam was normal and she is in excellent mental condition.”