- Oct 6, 2008
- Reaction score
- Brooklyn, NY
"Trump support of Dr. Oz puts kingmaker status to the test in 3-way Pennsylvania GOP primary raceDr. Mehmet Oz is running against veteran and adjunct professor Kathy Barnette and veteran and former Treasury Department official David McCormick.
Trump threw his support behind Oz over the other leading candidates on April 25. Since then, some conservatives, such as former Trump appointee Jack Brewer, have said Trump got his endorsement wrong, arguing that Oz "does not represent American Christian principles that this nation was founded on."
Barnette has been surging in the polls of late, prompting Trump to release a statement explaining why he's backing Oz over Barnette.
"Kathy Barnette will never be able to win the General Election against the Radical Left Democrats," Trump said in a statement. "She has many things in her past which have not been properly explained or vetted, but if she is able to do so, she will have a wonderful future in the Republican Party — and I will be behind her all the way."
Trump said Oz is "the only one who will be able to easily defeat the Crazed, Lunatic Democrat in Pennsylvania."
Barnette made headlines on Monday after pictures of her at the Jan. 6 rally..."
Dr. Mehmet Oz is running against veteran and adjunct professor Kathy Barnette and veteran and former Treasury Department official David McCormick.