Is he fit to serve? Donald Trump’s appearance on The Dr. Oz Show to discuss his health and medical records will air on Thursday, September 15, and a sneak peek of the interview shows Dr. Mehmet Oz grilling the Republican presidential nominee, 70, about his weight.
“You’re 6-foot-3 and 236 pounds, as I mentioned,” Dr. Oz told Trump. “In my mind, I’m thinking your body surface area and your BMI is high, is probably close to 30, which is the barrier for most people. Do your doctors or family ever give you a hard time about your weight?”
In response, the former Apprentice star said that he wants to drop a few pounds. “I think I could lose a little weight,” Trump shared. “I’ve always been a little bit this way. … I’d like to lose weight. It’s tough because of the way I live, but the one thing I would like to do is to drop 15 to 20 pounds.”
In another preview of the sit-down that aired on CNN, Trump explained how he stays healthy on the campaign trail. “It’s a lot of work. When I’m speaking in front of 15 to 20,000 people and I’m up there using a lot of motion, I guess in its own way, it’s a pretty healthy act. I really enjoy doing it. A lot of times, these rooms are very hot, like saunas. I guess that’s a form of exercise.”
Dr. Oz also took Trump through a full “review of systems,” including head or neck issues, hormone levels, heart problems, stomach or bladder issues and cancer history, as seen in the CNN clip. The billionaire businessman revealed he takes a statin to lower his cholesterol.
The presidential hopeful decided to release his medical records in response to Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis. The former secretary of state revealed she’d been sick after she abruptly left a 9/11 memorial service when she felt “overheated.” The following day, Clinton tweeted that she’s “feeling fine and getting better.”
Check your local listings to see when The Dr. Oz Show airs.