The daytime TV celebrity has been playing defense after an infamous video resurfaced last week of Oz assembling a confounding veggie tray “crudité” as a means to portray himself as an everyman and talk about inflation.
In desperate need of a counterpunch, his campaign hit back Tuesday ― by blaming Oz’s Democratic opponent, John Fetterman, for having had a stroke.
“If John Fetterman had ever eaten a vegetable in his life, then maybe he wouldn’t have had a major stroke and wouldn’t be in the position of having to lie about it constantly,” Rachel Tripp, Oz’s senior communications adviser, told Insider.
Fetterman responded with a hefty dose of disbelief.
“I had a stroke. I survived it. I’m truly so grateful to still be here today,” he tweeted. “I know politics can be nasty, but even then, I could *never* imagine ridiculing someone for their health challenges.”
The highly questionable Oz campaign jab landed about as well as an overpriced crudité platter without any tequila: