Controversial celebrity doctor named to White House advisory council

On Friday, the Trump administration announced a list of people who will work on the President's Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition. And one of those choices is raising eyebrows.

The three co-chairs are Olympian Misty May-Treanor, former baseball player Mariano Rivera, and former NFL player Herschel Walker, all seemingly appropriate choices for a sports-related advisory board. 

The most controversial decision seems to be the selection of Dr. Mehmet Oz to be one of the council's 20 members.

The TV-show doctor has been widely criticized for promoting "miracle" treatments that aren't backed by science. And he's even been pulled in front of Congress to testify about the validity of the claims made on his show. 

This council has been around since the 1950s. And to be fair, previous presidents have also named celebrities to it, presumably to draw attention to its work and encourage Americans to live a healthy lifestyle. 

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Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn announced his resignation in March 2018 after becoming a key architect of the 2017 tax overhaul 

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Sally Yates was fired from her post as acting attorney general when she refused to enforce President Trump's travel ban. 

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Michael Flynn resigned as national security adviser in February after misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his interactions with Russian officials. 

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Former advisor to President Donald Trump Steve Bannon resigned in August.

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Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price resigned in late September. 

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