Trump To Declare Opioid Crisis National Emergency

Eloi Lecerf
Agosto 12, 2017

But while the Trump administration prepares the presidential order, governors in six states have already declared emergencies to deal with opioids.

Trump has said he believes US intelligence agencies' conclusions that Russian Federation meddled in the election, but he has dismissed the ongoing investigations into possible collusion between Moscow and his campaign aides as a "witch hunt". "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen". The president said it'll be an event like - an event the likes of which nobody's ever seen before.

"The opioid crisis is an emergency and I'm saying it officially right now, it's an emergency".

Giving what was essentially President Donald Trump's first news conference in almost six months on Thursday, the President reiterated threats to the North Korean government, while taking a softer tone on Russian Federation.

The special White House panel created to examine the opioid epidemic recommended that the President declare a national emergency, however yesterday's remarks still came as a surprise. "People who have overdosed need what they call a warm hand-off to other medical experts and they need it that moment to go into treatment, but we don't have enough people in emergency rooms to do that kind of handoff so additional funding would help that".

Guam, Accustomed to Weathering Storms, Braces for Threat of Missiles
But some wonder whether the US will act first. "I wish there would be less partisanship up there", Calvo told Trump. On Thursday, Japan stated it also stands ready to protect Guam in the event of a North Korean attack.

The North Korea threat has been a foreign policy priority for the Trump administration since it took office in January, but it has taken center stage since Pyongyang test fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month.

Palm Beach County, Fla., saw almost 600 fatal overdoses past year, mostly related to opioids. "The whole of the Security Council has come together behind that, and I think that we should see the President's public comments as one of the strands, one of the many strands of USA activity". So this afternoon, a reporter asked the president, should McConnell step aside as majority leader, as some conservative commentators have suggested?

While Trump reiterated his warnings that he would not allow North Korea to threaten the United States, he did stress his desire to find a peaceful resolution to the standoff.

BENNETT: And so remember; this is a president with approval ratings at historic lows who, as the head of the Republican Party, it seems is looking to shift the blame for the party's lack of legislative victories. They know how I feel.

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