Too much for daytime TV? Dr. Mehmet Oz is being highly criticized after his production team edited out Donald Trump’s comment about kissing Ivanka for an episode of The Dr. Oz Show that aired Thursday, September 15.
According to The Wrap, when Ivanka, 34, joined her father on stage at the taping of the show Wednesday, Trump, 70, greeted her with a kiss.
NBC’s Peter Alexander reports that Dr. Oz then remarked, “It’s nice to see a dad kiss his daughter,” to which the GOP presidential hopeful replied, “I kiss her every chance I get.”
The cringeworthy comments were later edited out of the final broadcast, however, causing reporters who were present to slam the daytime talk show for removing the inappropriate banter.
“The Dr. Oz show edited out Trump’s comments on kissing daughter Ivanka as often as possible,” Bloomberg’s health and science reporter Michelle Cortez tweeted.
This isn’t the first time that the real estate mogul has made cringeworthy remarks about Ivanka. In an interview with The View in March 2006, he told the cohosts, “I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
In September 2015, he told Rolling Stone that he thought Ivanka was “really something … what a beauty, that one,” he said. “If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father …”
Most recently, the father-daughter pair caused a stir when they had a much-talked about interaction on stage at the Republican National Convention in July, with Trump kissing Ivanka on the cheeks and placing his hands on her lower hips after her glowing introduction.
“He patted her in a sexually dismissive way,” body language expert Patti Wood told Us at the time. “That repetitive pat with open hands on that location is usually a set of body language cues to say, ‘The sex with you, it was good,’ or, ‘That was fun sexual play.’ I want to be clear that is not even a pat you would give to a child under the age of 5. You would pat them higher up on the back.”
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