Dr. Mehmet Oz, a TV personality who is running as a Republican in Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat, had a video of himself going grocery shopping go viral on Twitter
The video, which was originally posted in April, is Oz going to a grocery store getting items for a crudité platter while complaining about high food prices.
In the beginning of the video, Oz appears to conflate the names of two grocery store chains — Radner’s and Wegmans — by calling the store he is in “Wegners.”
Throughout the video, Oz laments the prices of each of the items he is getting, and ends the video by saying “guys, thats $20 for crudité and that doesn’t include the tequila. I mean, thats outrageous. We’ve got Joe Biden to thank for this.”
The grocery shopping video from Oz has now been viewed over 10 million times on Twitter alone.
Interesting, this style of video is not new for Pennsylvania candidate. He has posted similar stream-of-consciousness videos on his social media profiles throughout his campaign — including ones about gas prices and battery manufacturing.
Oz is running for the open Senate Democrat John Fetterman, who is has previously served as Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor. Fetterman posted a response to Oz’s viral video on Monday.
Fetterman currently a 10.8% lead over Oz in FiveThirtyEight’s average of polls — Fetterman’s polling lead has more than doubled since July.
The viral video comes as prices for food jumped in July as evidenced by the latest CPI report. Prices for food at home rose by 1.3% over the last month, and are up 13.1% over the last 12 months, marking the largest price increase for groceries since 1979, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Eggs prices rose by 4.3% in July and are up 38% over the last year, prices for potatoes rose 4.6% in July and are up 13.3% over the last year and coffee prices were up over 20% over the last year. Overall, the U.S. rate of inflation in the 12 months in July fell back to 8.5% from a 41-year high of 9.1% in June.