Trump-backed senate candidate for Pennsylvania, Dr. Mehmet Oz, has come up with a bizarre explanation for his widely mocked crudité video from April in which he botched the name of a Pennsylvania grocery store.
In a campaign advertisement shot in a Pennsylvania grocery store, Dr. Oz mispronounced the name of the store and called it “Wegner’s” — while signs in the background clearly suggested he was at a grocery store called Redner’s.
During an interview on Newsmax on Wednesday, the supplement salesman-turned-politician offered a lengthy and convoluted explanation for the gaffe.
“When you’re campaigning 18 hours a day… Listen, I’ve gotten my kids’ names wrong as well,” Dr. Oz said.
“I don’t think that’s a measure of one’s ability to run the commonwealth,” he added.
Mr. Oz was accused of being out of touch with voters after his opponent, former governor John Fetterman, retweeted the viral video in which r. Oz was seen picking out vegetables to make a crudité platter.
Fetterman has raised over $500,000 since Monday after the Democrat mocked the video in a viral tweet.
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The ridiculous performance artist that is Mehmet Oz pretends he is grocery shopping for his wife. With someone filming. pic.twitter.com/xVoWqIfH8w
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) April 6, 2022
Oh my god Dr. Oz couldn’t even go on Newsmax without being humiliated. pic.twitter.com/cENDkk7Ecx
— MeidasTouch (@MeidasTouch) August 17, 2022