If the President tries to state statistics or facts in his belligerent speeches like yesterday's address at the United Nations, you can bet your bottom dollar that he initially heard it on Fox News’ daily morning show, Fox and Friends. Trump has never been shy about his love for the propagandizing pundits, but if he’s going to recite lines from this Tuesday’s show, he may end up advocating for medical marijuana as a way to combat the country’s opioid crisis.
Dr. Oz, America’s favorite daytime television medical practitioner, appeared on Fox and Friends to speak about his upcoming televised interview with Ivanka Trump, but ended up raising the unabashedly conservative hosts’ eyebrows over an exclamation about medical marijuana.
To segway the interview from the subject of the first daughter towards the nation’s mental and physical health, host Brian Kilmeade brought up the nation’s crippling opioid epidemic, a topic that the Doc stopped short to inject with a quick shot of harsh reality.
“Can I just say something? The real story is the hypocrisy around medical marijuana.” Oz asserted. “People say marijuana is a gateway drug to narcotics; it may be the exit drug to get us out of the narcotic epidemic.”
“We’re not allowed to study it because it’s a Schedule I drug,” Oz continued. “And I personally believe it could help.”
Not expecting a call for legal cannabis during an interview about the President’s daughter, the Fox and Friends hosts appeared to still be processing Oz’s words as the segment came to a close.
“Wow.” host Steve Doocy said. “Hadn’t heard that before.”
If Doocy had been paying attention to the government he claims to report on, he might have heard those largely agreed on facts time and time again.
At least we know Trump was probably watching.