Trump Says He Intends To Declare Opioid Crisis National Emergency

Alain Brian
Août 12, 2017

"It's not widely available, it's not widely understood, we need to train our first-responders and arm them with Naloxone". Striking a defiant tone on Thursday evening, he told reporters: "Maybe it wasn't tough enough".

Trump's comments were a shock to State Department officials, according to officials who described the reaction on condition of anonymity to avoid potential repercussions for reporting criticism of the president. "We are backed 100 percent by our military".

Kelsey says a waiver for that rule would allow more Medicaid funds to be used for addiction treatment programs.

However, despite the rhetorical similarities between the "rain of ruin" and the "fire and fury", presidential historians like Michael Beschloss say Trump's language has been unusually harsh considering the context, noting that President John F. Kennedy's statements during the Cuban Missile Crisis were more muted and that President Dwight D. Eisenhower made a point of not matching the provocative tone of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.

BENNETT: Well the president this afternoon said the White House is drawing up paperwork to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency, apparently overruling his health and human services secretary, Tom Price, who on Tuesday said that an emergency declaration wasn't even necessary.

"They should be very nervous, because things will happen to them like they never thought possible". So, I greatly appreciate the fact that they've been able to cut our payroll for the United States.

"We don't talk about that". I think there is still time for other measures. Trump answered, "We're going to draw it up, and we're going to make it a national emergency".

Haley on being successful in getting the Security Council sanctions on the Asian country.

Mr. Trump said he has "great respect for the [transgender] community". "We have trade with China". Portman also called for Congress to pass laws to "help stop overprescribing, increase the number of treatment beds covered by Medicaid at residential treatment facilities and help stop the flow of synthetic opioids that are shipped into this country through the postal service". And so, you know, this mostly one-sided feud does nothing to change the legislative landscape that faces Republicans when they come back to the Hill in September. It's not going to continue like that.

But it also said that if the USA and South Korea took a first strike against North Korea, China should intervene.

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