CNN interview with Dr. Oz audience member goes off the rails when he starts hawking Trump T-shirts
A CNN interview with a man who was in the audience for Donald Trump’s appearance on The Doctor Oz Show took an odd turn on Wednesday when he revealed that he was a “fashion designer” selling campaign merchandise.
On Wednesday, the Trump campaign denied reports that the candidate would share results of his recent physical exam on Oz’s show, and then later changed its story again, saying that some health information had been revealed.
In an attempt to clear things up, CNN host Ashleigh Banfield spoke to Laurance Rassin, who had been in the audience during the taping of Trump’s appearance on the show.
“He was very transparent and he brought his medical records,” Rassin insisted. “His cholesterol was actually lower than mine, which was pretty impressive. I think he has a great medical record right now. He’s been healthy, he said he’s been healthy. I believe him. He’s got a great report from his doctor. And I think that’s great for his candidacy and ultimately great for America.”
Rassin said that he was “amazed” that “we were actually sitting in the room while Dr. Oz went over Donald Trump’s medical record.”
“He said he’d like to lose a few pounds, but who wouldn’t,” the audience member declared. “This was purely facts. This was like you were in the room when you were getting the report back from the doctor like you do after a physical.”
“And Doctor Oz, he was impressed,” he added.
Before concluding the interview, Banfield noted that Rassin was wearing an unusual Donald Trump T-shirt.
“Are you a Trump supporter are you a Trump fashion follower?” Banfield asked.
“Well, you know, I — I’ll take that again,” Rassin said as if he thought the interview was being taped. “Sorry. I’m a Donald Trump supporter. I have been. I met him several times at his club in Palm Beach. I think he’s a good candidate and he just wants to make America great again.”
The fashion designer explained that he sold “fashion for both candidates.”
“I have a candidate collection for this week’s Fashion Week,” he remarked. “And we’ll be hitting the press with Diamond and Silk, who are supporters of Trump’s, narrating my fashion show.”
Watch the video below from CNN, broadcast Sept. 14, 2016.