While on the campaign trail last year, President Trump promised his supporters, on multiple occasions, to do something about the country’s opioid problem.
When he wasn’t selling his plan to build a massive wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, which he said would help “stop the drugs from pouring into our country”—Trump advocated for expanding treatment for individuals struggling with substance use disorder.
“We will help all of those people so seriously addicted get the assistance they need to unchain themselves,” Trump said in Portsmouth, New Hampshire last October.
In Manchester, he said, “We’re going to set up programs … We’re going to try everything we can to get them unaddicted.”
“Our terrible drug epidemic will slow down and ultimately stop,” he said in a joint