Sen. Jeff Tarte, a Charlotte-area Republican, has been trolling Campbell University (~140 miles away from his district) over their new medical school and the way it graduates doctors.
"Politely, Campbell University's new 'medical school' as structured will NEVER graduate a single MD. #ncga #cltpol" he tweeted on Aug. 6, correctly in the most technical of terms, but completely missing the point since it's been made clear several times that the school will graduate DOs, or doctors of osteopathic medicine.
DOs are licensed the same as MDs in North Carolina and every other state. Something like 1/5 of the doctors in the nation are DOs. It's pretty common.
A few minutes later, Tarte follows up with "Are you a medical school if you offer no Medical Doctor degrees? #ncga #cltpol"
Why is Jeff Tarte trolling a private medical school? Why is he trolling a private medical school in Harnett County (140 miles from his Mecklenburg County district) and adding the hashtag "cltpol?" What's wrong with new doctors and economic activity in a rural, depressed area? What is Jeff Tarte's problem?