Former President Donald Trump nominated Dr. Mehmet Oz as a US Senator just weeks before the Republican primary in Pennsylvania.
Support came after months of behind-the-scenes jokes by Oz and another leading candidate in Pennsylvania. Dave McCormick, Hedge fund executive. Both Oz and McCormick entered the primary after Trump’s first nominee, Sean Parnell, dropped out of the race at the end of last year.
“The Great Federation of Pennsylvania has a great opportunity to save the United States by electing the illustrious and renowned Dr. Mahomet Oz as a US Senator,” the supporter read. “Dr. Oz, like many others, has known for many years, even only through his highly successful television shows. He lives with us through screens and is always popular. Yes, respected and wise. ”
Mr. Trump further said he believes Oz is “the most victorious person in the general election” and will perform well in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Trump touted Oz’s education and his medical career in support. He also said about Oz, “I even liked him because he said I was in abnormal health (he also said I should lose a few pounds). but!)”
Former First Lady Melania Trump Reportedly Prefering Oz over other candidates, in his statement Trump stated that Oz would gain the support of women.
“Especially women are attracted to Dr. Oz’s advice and advice,” the former president said on Saturday. “I’ve seen this over and over again over the years. They know him, believe him, and trust him.”
Despite the long-standing relationship between Oz and Trump, there were signs that McCormick had an advantage in gaining support. His wife, Dina Powell McCormick, was Trump’s best national security adviser at the White House. And many trusted Trump aides, including Hope Hicks and Stephen Miller, have signed to support McCormick’s campaign.
Jeff Roe, a top Republican consultant working at McCormick, Tweet In response to Trump’s support for his client to “become the next Senator from Pennsylvania.”
And Parnell, who supported McCormick, Tweet“I’m disappointed with this. Oz is the exact opposite of everything that made Trump the best president of my life. He’s the furthest from America First and would be very bad for PA.”
according to Washington post, Trump met McCormick earlier this week at Mar-a-Lago. The former president told the post earlier this week that he would approve the race within about a week.
Oz, McCormick, and other Republican candidates will face off on May 17th at the primary seats held by retiring Republican Pat Toomey.The Democratic Party also has a competitive primary in the Senate, and the race is One of the hottestAnd probably one of the most expensive November midterm elections.. This could represent the Democratic Party’s best chance of winning a Republican-owned seat.
“Pennsylvania’s Republican Senator was already nasty, expensive, and brutal,” said Patrick Bergwinkle, a spokesman for the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee. “Now Trump’s support only intensifies the fighting within this party, much like the Republican Senate primaries across the country, and their finalists are badly damaged and in step with voters who decide the general election. Will remain absent. ”