Ah, relatability, that seemingly unreachable yet highly coveted attribute of the politician.
It’s one of the many reasons President Trump does so well with voters—particularly grassroots conservative voters. He’s a hard-working, hard-swearing, American businessman with a flair for showmanship and love for this country.
He does the populism thing really well. So much so that he has essentially created an anti-war, anti-corporate, anti-government right-wing movement—something I never thought I would see in my lifetime and the reason I am here.
Then there’s the android known as Dr. Mehmet Oz…
In case you missed it, there is a video that has since gone viral of Oz in the supermarket purchasing ingredients for a $20 crudité that his wife supposedly requested.
Oz is clearly grasping and clawing at anything in an attempt to make him relatable to the average GOP voter, but if this is his take on relatability, I don’t even want to know how he actually is.
A $20 crudité is not the way to reach conservative voters. Before researching this article, I didn’t even know what crudité was.
Perhaps Dr.Oz should have put on the hard hat and gone to the job site, maybe he should have gone to the supermarket and attempted to teach people how to realistically stretch their Dollar during this time of crushing inflation…
I don’t know, I am not a public relations professional, but $20 crudité? C’mon man!
This isn’t my opinion alone, just take a look at the absolute roasting he received in response to the video:
If you used AI to create “the least Pennsylvania sentence possibly”, it could not improve on “I’m here at ‘Wegners’ for some crudite” https://t.co/ee77mIwsaD
— Attorney-at-Law (@TheGlare_TM) August 15, 2022
After my mom’s double shift as a home health aide, she’d come home and get right to work whipping up some crudité. 🥴 https://t.co/jx4abCYmwx
— Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (@malcolmkenyatta) August 15, 2022
— Mike Johnson (@MikeJohnsonPA) August 15, 2022
My grandfather once told me that crudité was his favorite thing to eat after a long, hard day in the steel mill pic.twitter.com/aZH9hrQ2L3
— Mike Mikus (@MikeMikusPA) August 15, 2022
“that’s $20 for crudité, outrageous!” is such a hilarious thing for an out-of-touch wealth celebrity to say in an attempt to relate to working people https://t.co/yYk8Hr1kYU
— Maggie Hart (@magghart) August 15, 2022
Mediaite took note of the doctor’s ridiculous video and captured his response from a Newsmax interview:
“You know what I joke about? A crudité, which is a way of speaking about how ridiculous it is that you can’t even put vegetables on a plate in the middle of a campaign,” Oz added trying to turn the tables on the use of the term.
Who thought this was a good idea pic.twitter.com/dj5nz7vB1W
— umichvoter 🏳️🌈 (@umichvoter) August 15, 2022
Knowledge is knowing what crudité is. Wisdom is not putting salsa on it.
— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) August 16, 2022
I'm not sure "Joe Biden has put crudite out of reach for average Americans" is quite the winning message that Oz and some boneheaded consultant thought it was. #Manofthecrudite #MakeAmericaCruditeAgain #LandofOz https://t.co/HrrqQ9VVkX
— Lisa Senecal (@lcsenecal) August 15, 2022
Dr. Oz's little crudite bit raised Fetterman more than $500k since yesterday, including $65k raised off a sticker that said "let them eat crudite"
— Charlotte Alter (@CharlotteAlter) August 16, 2022
“Yeah. I was exhausted. Well, you’re campaigning 18 hours a day. I’ve gotten my kids’ names wrong as well. I don’t think that’s a measure of someone’s ability to lead the Commonwealth,” responded Oz, who is not running for governor. https://t.co/UL3xTB8i5j
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 17, 2022
Rolling Stone writes:
Public records show Oz owns a total of 10 properties in both the United States and Turkey, including: a 9,000-square-foot mansion and a condo in New Jersey; a 7,000-square-foot house in Pennsylvania; two condos in Manhattan; a beachfront mansion in Palm Beach, Florida; a farm in Okeechobee, Florida; two residential properties in Sariyer, Turkey; and an apparent student dorm in Konya, Turkey.