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Chile: Patch Adams Denies Support For Sebastián Piñera

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    Doctor Patch Adams | Photo: EFE

Published 14 December 2017

"Your use of my image has been deceptive" stated the famous U.S doctor. 

In the final stretch of the election Chilean campaign, Sebastian Piñera has caused a media stir in Chile with the supposed support that famous American doctor Patch Adams gave to the flag bearer of the right, who is facing a presidential second round in Chile against center-left candidate Alejandro Guillier. But in a strongly worded statement on his Twitter Patch Adams categorically denied campaigning for Piñeraa:"To be clear, I do not support him"

"Thanks to Dr. Patch Adams who with his example and career has taught us to look with love at the simple things of life, to thank those who are by our side and to enjoy laughter. I appreciate your support and your confidence in a Chile with better times for health. Let's go forward!"

Patch Adams responded quickly and categorically via his own Twitter: "Chilean friends, I am preparing a statement, but I want you to know that I do not support, in ANY WAY, the candidacy of @sebastianpinera and much less his political proposals for Chile. Your use of my image has been deceptive and I ask that you stop using it for your campaign"

This is not Sebastian Piñera's first media gaffe, earlier in the campaign he received the support of infamous Narco Pablo Escobar's main sicario, Jhon Jairo Velasquez, a man responsible for the deaths of over 250 people, who warned against the impending danger of "communism" if Piñera's opponent Alejandro Guillier were to win the election.

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