Famous doctor Mehmet Oz, who is running as a tough China contender in the race to fill the Pennsylvania Senate seat, is again under fire for his long history with the communist country.
Dr Oz, who had tried to smear one of his main opponents – David McCormick – for his record on China since he was a former hedge fund CEO, has ever-growing China ties. deepen. The famed doctor’s most recent connection to China was a partnership with Utah-based “Malouf Companies, which has used his name and identity on many China-made sleep products,” which Oz reported between $1 and $5 million last year, according to a report by Politico Playbook.
Playbook wrote that the deal was signed in 2020 with the company to create a brand with his name on it for bedding, which used the name “Dr. Oz Good Life” and had labels that read “DrOzSleep.com Made in China.” » :
Oz has other business ties to China that haven’t received much attention. Daniel Lippman learns that, according to a new personal financial disclosure, Oz earned between $1 million and $5 million last year through a deal with Utah-based Malouf Companies, which used his name and identity on many many sleep products made in China.
In 2020, he signed a deal with the company for a sleep and bedding brand called “Dr. Oz Good Life.” Made in China”.) A person close to the Oz campaign said that only small portions of the sleep products could not be made in the United States or elsewhere were made in China.
A press release announcing the brand’s partnership explained how the celebrity doctor wants to use the brand, made in China, to bring “science-based sleep solutions to families across North America.”
When Oz’s campaign was asked to comment on the new revelations about his ties to China, spokeswoman Brittany Yanick told Playbook that “David McCormick is Beijing’s favorite candidate, having raised billions in China to support the CCP and celebrated sending AP jobs overseas.”
“Dr. Oz knows firsthand the need to bring manufacturing back to the United States and reverse China’s grip on global supply chains, all sent overseas thanks to Wall Street insiders like McCormick,” added Yanick.
However, this isn’t the first time that Oz, who tries to portray himself as a Chinese hawk, has been connected to China. Oz has come under fire in recent months for its long history of bowing down to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The revelations come after he tried to distinguish himself from the rest of the Republican primary by calling on President Joe Biden to be “tougher” on Beijing while also accusing the CCP of currency manipulation and theft of American intellectual property.
Last month it was revealed that the famous doctor had struck a lucrative sponsorship deal with US company Usana Health Sciences during and after his 12-year run on The Dr Oz Show. In fact, the company, which paid him millions, noted that China was its “biggest market and biggest source of revenue.” Usana also has a major Chinese subsidiary – BabyCare – which is said to have obtained a license from the Chinese government to sell its products in the communist country.
The company also released yin yang you, which Oz co-authored with Anlong Xu, the president of Beijing Chinese Medicine University, which is backed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The collaboration of Dr. Oz’s book with the CCP-backed scholar showed his willingness to make money in the communist country and helped advance the CCP’s propaganda efforts.
Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @JacobMBliss.