TRUMP VOWS TO END DESTRUCTIVE DRUG ADDICTION EPIDEMIC IN THE U.S. WITH BOLD NEW PLAN
Last week, President Donald Trump added a new bold proposal to his list of Agenda47 measures in an effort to fight the terrible opioid crisis that has engulfed the United States.
In a recent video, he emphasized that the number of drug overdose deaths grew annually in the three decades before to his election in 2016.
“Under my leadership, we took the drug and fentanyl crisis head-on, and we achieved the first reduction in overdose deaths in more than 30 years,” he said.
Joseph Biden came under fire from President Trump for giving up the “hard-won” gains in the drug battle by leaving the southern border undefended. He declared, “Joe Biden’s record is one of death, ruin, and sorrow.”
“Joe Biden will never address the overdose epidemic,” he said, “because he is actively undermining our border. What he has done to our border has turned what was once the safest border in our nation into the worst border in the whole world, including third world countries.”
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The following actions will be taken by President Trump to stop the opioid and fentanyl problem in the United States, according to a campaign statement and email from his campaign:
- He will impose a naval embargo on drug cartels and deploy military assets to target cartel operations,
- Invest and insist on the cooperation of U.S. neighboring governments to target cartel operations and ask Congress to pass legislation that would provide juries with an option for the death penalty for convicted drug and human traffickers,
- Direct federal law enforcement agencies to target gangs and street crimes involved in drug distribution,
- Expand faith-based counseling and treatment options for addicts and designate fentanyl as a federally controlled substance,
- Implement a new family-leave program that will enable caregivers to take time off to help their addicted loved ones get the assistance and healing they need.
Trump has already used a sledgehammer to attack the drug and people trafficking cartels that plague the southern border and beyond.
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He threatened to “show NO MERCY” to the cartels in January and made a commitment to order the DOD to employ special operations forces, cyberwarfare, and other covert and overt measures to destroy cartel operations.