'Grifter' Dr. Oz mocked for video blaming Biden for $6 salsa as new disclosure puts his wealth at up to $400 million
“Carpet-bagging” Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz is being mocked for a video that shows him in a supermarket shopping for ingredients for crudité, and complaining that the ingredients – totaling he says about $20 – are too expensive, and President Joe Biden is to blame.
The video comes amid his new financial disclosure that puts the upper end of his wealth at over $400 million, which would make him one of the richest Senators if elected.
Dr. Oz, as he is commonly known, is a television host who, despite being a longtime New Jersey resident, is running for a seat in Pennsylvania. Oz is a hydroxychloroquine-pushing TV doctor widely known for promoting pseudoscience and fake treatments. He has endorsed many products, about half of which a 2014 report showed had no evidence to support their claims.
“I’m doing some grocery shopping, I’m at Wegner’s,” Oz says on camera, possibly meaning Wegman’s, “and my wife wants some vegetables for crudité. Right? So, here’s a broccoli. That’s two bucks, well, that’s a ton of broccoli there. There’s some asparagus. That’s $4. Carrots. That’s four more dollars. That’s $10 of vegetables there, and then we need some guacamole. That’s $4 more. She loves salsa, yeah, salsa there. $6? Must be a shortage of salsa. Guys, that’s $20 for crudite, and this doesn’t include the tequila. I mean, that’s outrageous. We got Joe Biden to thank for this.”
President Biden does not set the price of carrots, asparagus, guacamole, or salsa.
The ridiculous performance artist that is Mehmet Oz pretends he is grocery shopping for his wife. With someone filming.pic.twitter.com/xVoWqIfH8w— Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1649283885
Oz was quickly mocked.
Well Ron, the old ball and chain sent him to \u201cWegner\u2019s\u201d for some vegetables to make a crudit\u00e9! What average All American regular guy hasn\u2019t had to deal with that, amirite?— Fred Wellman (@Fred Wellman) 1649337271
How can he possibly afford $4 for carrots?— D Villella \u2744\ufe0f (@D Villella \u2744\ufe0f) 1649285978
Oz demonstrates that he doesn't know how grocery shopping works.\nThe price for broccoli was per pound - that little floret is probably under $1.\nAsparagus has always been pricey, $4 for that bunch is fine.\nThat was *a lot* or carrots - that bag would last me a couple weeks.https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1511832308973809668\u00a0\u2026— Viced Rhino (Fuck Putin) \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Viced Rhino (Fuck Putin) \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1649331078
Maybe someone should ask the good doctor, as a cardiothoracic surgeon, how much he billed his patients for surgery? And how many of those patients are paying him on a payment plan?https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1511832308973809668\u00a0\u2026— Mark Stern (@Mark Stern) 1649336702
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