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Dr. Oz Just Accidentally Gave Fetterman The Best Campaign Slogan–And Yeah, He Should Totally Steal It
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Democratic Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman might have a new campaign slogan—and it comes courtesy of Mehmet Oz, the television personality best known as "Dr. Oz" who is his Republican opponent.

During an interview on Ruthless—a well-known conservative podcast—Oz took aim at Fetterman's clothing. Fetterman often opts to wear a hoodie over a suit and tie, which Oz appeared to suggest makes him appear unprofessional to prospective voters.

But it's unlikely Oz intended to fawn over Fetterman with accidental praise, as when he said when Fetterman wears a hoodie, he is essentially "kicking authority in the balls."

You can hear what Oz said in the video below.

Oz said:

“When he [Fetterman] dresses like that, it’s not an accident."
“He’s kicking authority in the balls."
"He's saying, ‘I’m the man. I’ll show those guys who’s boss.’”

Oz didn't seem to understand his remarks make Fetterman sound very cool—which is absolutely the opposite of what he intended.


Others pointed out Oz's remarks are classist and not a good look for a candidate who claims to be "anti-establishment."


Oz has attracted significant scorn on social media, particularly for running in Pennsylvania's Senate race despite living in New Jersey.

Fetterman, who suffered a near-fatal stroke in May, generated support in his time off the campaign trail by launching social media campaigns emphasizing Oz's ties to New Jersey and minimal ties to Pennsylvania.

Meanwhile, Oz has been widely roasted on social media for past strange tweets about poop and comments on incest.

Earlier this month, Oz was criticized after remarks he made in 2014 in which he appeared to give the green light to incestuous relationships resurfaced, prompting Fetterman to crack Oz's comments represent "yet another issue" where the two men disagree.

Fetterman also demonstrated he has his finger on the pulse of the latest entertainment news by using one of scandal-ridden Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine's sexually charged Instagram messages to illustrate Oz's thirst for "money, fame, and power."