President Trump, “Drug addiction not our future”
Monday, President Donald Trump says the nation “must get tough” with drug dealers, which includes utilizing the death penalty.
President Trump unveiled his plan to combat the nation’s deadly opioid addiction in a speech Monday in Manchester, New Hampshire, a state ravaged by the drug.
President Trump said “failure is not an option” and vowed that “addiction is not our future.”
He vowed to help create “a generation of drug-free children.” He explained that, under the current law, a dealer could sell a drug that could kill hundreds but only receive a short prison sentence.
This is President Trump’s 1st visit as President to New Hampshire. His victory there in the Y 2016 Republican primary helped propel him to the nomination.
Melania Trump says “real progress” is being made in combatting the nation’s opioid crisis because of the hard work of doctors and nurses across the country.
She introduced President Donald Trump at an event Monday in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he’s outlining more elements of his plan to combat the opioid addiction.
One element of the plan includes applying the federal death penalty to drug traffickers where applicable under current law. Raising education and awareness, and expanding access to proven treatment and recovery efforts.
Mrs. Trump spoke about her visits to hospitals and clinics that help children who were born addicted to opioids.
Earlier, President Donald Trump dropped in on New Hampshire firefighters before he gave his speech about the nation’s opioid drug crisis.
President Trump told the firefighters he’s getting a “big response” in Congress for his 3-part plan to end the drug epidemic. The plan focuses on education and raising awareness, law enforcement, and expanding access to proven treatment and recovery efforts. One element includes subjecting drug traffickers to the federal death penalty.
His 3-part plan includes multiple steps to raise awareness, cut the illicit drug flow and expand proven treatment options.
Administration officials say President Trump also wants Congress to pass legislation reducing the amount of drugs necessary to trigger mandatory minimum sentences on traffickers who knowingly distribute certain illicit opioids.
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