After mixed signals, Trump shares some medical info with Dr. Oz

Donald Trump discussed records from a recent physical with television doctor Mehmet Oz on Wednesday and will soon publicly release medical records, possibly this week, aides said.

During his talk with Dr. Oz — taped Wednesday for broadcast on Thursday — the Republican presidential nominee shared some medical details just hours after his campaign had said he wouldn't, according to the two aides familiar with the taping but not authorized to speak publicly. They did not discuss what specifically Trump shared.

The aides said that the physical exam Trump shared was performed last week by Dr. Harold Bornstein, Trump's personal physician who in a letter last year proclaimed that Trump would be the "healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."

In a statement, the publicist for The Dr. Oz Show said, "Dr. Oz took Mr. Trump through a full review of systems," including the head and neck, hormone levels, respiratory health, and "family medical history" during the GOP presidential nominee's appearance, but also did not provide specifics.

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway had told Fox News earlier in the day that "if he is asked a question about his health or his stamina, I’m sure he’ll be happy to answer it. He’s always happy to answer.”

However, Conway said the discussion would be general in nature and that Trump would publicly release results from a recent physical "when he get the results from his doctor." Conway said that would be as soon as this week, while other aides have simply said it would be soon.

While Oz told Fox News he wanted to ask Trump "pointed questions about his health," he also said he wouldn't press his guest on the issue.

“It’s his decision," Oz told FOX News Radio’s Kilmeade & Friends. "The metaphor for me is, this is a doctor’s office, the studio. So, I’m not going to ask him questions he doesn’t want to have answered."

The taping was closed to the press, so Trump's comments may not surface publicly until Thursday.

Trump has repeatedly questioned Clinton's health and stamina, but he has not referred to her health since Sunday's news that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia.

The GOP nominee has also not released medical records beyond a December statement claiming that Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."

The campaign had suggested that Trump would discuss his recent physical with Oz, before Wednesday morning signaling he wouldn't..

In his Fox interview, Oz said he doesn't think Trump would release "embarrassing" details on the program.

"I also don’t want to talk about anybody else," Oz said. "We’re not going to be talking about Secretary Clinton for sure."

In the wake of Clinton's health situation, Democrats are starting to challenge Trump over his health.

"He’s 70 years old, he’s not slim and trim," said Senate Democratic leader of Harry Reid of Nevada. "He brags about eating fast food every day.


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