In a much-hyped interview aired Thursday on the daytime television show "Dr. Oz," Donald Trump made a play to be transparent about his health but used much of his time to boast about his stamina and answer softball questions.
The show, which was taped Wednesday, was the centerpiece of the Trump campaign's effort to try to be transparent about the GOP nominee's health after
Hillary Clinton's campaign announced she had pneumonia. That Sunday announcement, which came two days after Clinton's actual diagnosis, prompted Trump to promise to release his medical records.
In the zany days since then, Trump's camp and Dr. Mehmet Oz gave conflicting statements about just what medical information would be unveiled during Trump's special appearance on the show. The spectacle reached a fever pitch Wednesday afternoon as news outlets scrambled to interview members of the "Dr. Oz" audience about what went down during Trump's appearance.
In the end, Trump's big health reveal amounted to the interview with Oz and the release of a one-page letter from his long-time doctor, the same one who wrote last year that Trump "will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."
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