Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, President Trump discussed on On The Media

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Is on the media brooke gladstone is out this week i'm bob garfield this week at a press conference held with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell the president took the opportunity to set the record straight on his urgent can mid meant to his major policy goals like health care we are getting close to healthcare web will come up in the early to mid part of next year economic growth i've gotta be surprising so people with an economic development bill later on and the opioid crisis would have a major announcement probably next week on the drug crisis and around the opioid massive problem when it comes to the opioid epidemic next week has been a long time coming since at least his presidential campaign incheon unbelievable problem that we have all over this country divi win i'm than a stop at you watch what happens added more recently since august when president trump officially deemed the crisis a national emerge gency prices is an emergency and of say officially right now it is an emergency it's a zero emergency we're going to spend a lot of time a lot of effort and a lot of money or the opioid crisis except that no expenditure of time effort or money managing this national emergency is evident as the death toll gets ever larger experts estimate that last year sixty four thousand people died from drug overdoses more than half from heroin functional and prescription painkillers like oxycontin meanwhile the washington post and sixty minutes jointly reported last weekend that the government's ability to crack down on illicit painkillers sales has been seriously compromised thanks in part to trump's erstwhile drug czar pick pennsylvania congressman tom marino as the opioid epidemic reaches new heights a lot sponsored by marino last year made it tougher for the drug enforcement agency to stop millions of narcotic pills from flooding the streets in the midst of the worst drug epidemic in american history the you s drug enforcement administration's ability to keep addictive opioids off us streets was derailed after that story broke marino was out president trump has just tweeted moments ago he says congressman tom marino has informed me he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar.

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