Dr. Oz is also a snake oil salesman, peddling all manner of pseudoscientific nonsense. As of 2014, he had advocated for at least 16 different miraculous weight loss regimens. Additionally, according to Forbes, Dr. Oz talks to the dead, says that 200 orgasms per year will extend a person's life by six years, endorses Reiki healing, and claims that his wife and kids use homeopathy.
America's Quack also has a penchant for interviewing strange Hollywood celebrities on his TV show. (Colby Vorland, a PhD student in nutrition, posted a spreadsheet of Dr. Oz's guests.) His viewers have been regaled with the wisdom of biomedical luminaries such as Jenny McCarthy (an anti-vaxxer), Gwyneth Paltrow (The Vagina Whisperer), Deepak Chopra (who pushes absurdities like "quantum healing" ), and "Crazy Joe" Mercola (a conspiracy theorist who says, among many other insane things, that birth defects in Brazil weren't due to Zika virus but vitamin A deficiency).
Let's review. Dr. Oz has given a national platform to:
Anti-vaxxers Conspiracy theorists Snake oil salesmen People who talk to the dead
And now, he will be given one of the nation's most prestigious platforms from which he can offer more harmful pseudoscience, with the full blessing of the President of the United States. This is a travesty.
If Mr. Trump truly wants to serve the medical interests of the American people, he should do what he does best: Call Dr. Oz a loser and fire him on live television.