'Truly petty': Dr Mehmet Oz accuses Biden of 'fear-mongering', slams him for asking to quit board

The Republican accused Biden of 'fear-mongering' and 'authoritarian one-size-fits-all Covid handling' as he refused to resign from the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition


                            'Truly petty': Dr Mehmet Oz accuses Biden of 'fear-mongering', slams him for asking to quit board
'It's sad that he would politicize such an important issue like health,' Oz tweeted about Biden (Inset) (Robin Marchant and Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Turkish-American television personality Dr Mehmet Oz slammed Joe Biden for being asked to resign from the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. The Republican candidate also accused Biden of "fear-mongering" and "authoritarian one-size-fits-all Covid handling" while he refused to resign from his position unless fired. Oz shared the letter he received from the administration requesting his resignation and stated that failure to do so would lead to his termination.

The 61-year-old tweeted, "President Trump appointed me to two terms on the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. The White House just emailed me demanding my resignation by the end of the day. Clearly, Joe Biden can't be around anyone who doesn't completely fall in line with his fear-mongering authoritarian one-size-fits-all COVID handling. I am proud of my service and will not resign."

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"I received this letter on behalf of @POTUS requesting I resign from the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. It's sad that he would politicize such an important issue like health. The doctor he should ask to resign is Dr. Fauci, for a multitude of obvious reasons," Oz tweeted with a video slamming Biden. In the clip, he added, "Let Americans see how truly petty and political he truly is."



 

 

"With that said, I am beyond grateful to President Trump for appointing me to this very prestigious & important position. I am also grateful to my colleagues on the committee & proud of everything we were able to achieve. However, I have no intention of resigning. If President Biden wants to politicize health, he will have to fire me. You would think record gas prices, a 40-year inflation high, and the situation in Ukraine would be his highest priorities at the moment," Oz concluded.



 

 

Oz is not the only one asked by Biden's administration to resign. Former American football player Herschel Walker has also been asked to step down from his position. "President Biden is so scared about us beating Raphael Warnock that he has asked me to resign from my unpaid position on the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. I'm not a quitter so you are going to have to fire me," he tweeted.



 

 

Twitter users commented on this incident and expressed their opinions. One tweet read, "Mehmet Oz is a quack. Promises crap like you can lose 20 pounds in a week. He never should have been on the Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition to begin with."

Another said, "Both MAGA propagandists Mehmet Oz and Herschel Walker were fired by President Biden yesterday from their honorary govt posts in the Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. Good morning. [laughing emoji] [coffee emoji]."



 

 



 

 

One user commented, "Joe Biden has asked Mehmet Oz to resign from the Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. OZ is screaming that it's about Biden's stance on vaccines. NOPE. It's a violation of the Hatch Act, Biden is just following the law. You might want to know law if you wanna be a Senator."

Another added, "Biden fired Herschel Walker and Mehmet 'Dr' Oz from their Trump-appointed council positions. Better late than never! Herschel can barely string a cohesive sentence together, and Mehmet Oz is a scientific quack, a MAGA Conman, and a fake PA resident. A total fraud. Good riddance!"



 

 



 

 

A third wrote, "Hey @DrOz, What a f**king hack. You are a spineless Trump sycophant whose 15 minutes have expired. Bye!" A fourth felt, "I guarantee in terms of fitness and nutrition, Mehmet Oz and Herschel Walker are far, far, far from the best the United States has to offer. A quack and a cuckoo."



 

 



 

 

Members of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition are considered special government employees who, as per the Hatch Act, "may not be candidates in partisan elections" while conducting official government business. According to a White House official, it's against the Biden administration's policy for federal candidates to serve on presidential boards, reports CNN.

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