Trump: No Part of Our Society Has Been Spared This Plague, Drug Addiction

‘Opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999 and now account for the majority of fatal drug overdoses’

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TRUMP: “Opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999 and now account for the majority of fatal drug overdoses. Who would have thought? No part of our society, not young or old, rich or poor, urban or rural, has been spared this plague, drug addiction, and this horrible, horrible situation that’s taken place with opioids. In West Virginia, a truly great state, great people, there’s a hospital nursery where one in every five babies spends its first days in agony. Because these precious babies were exposed to opioids or other drugs in the womb, they endure nausea, pain, anxiety, sleeplessness and trouble eating, just the same as adults undergoing detox. Some of these children will likely lose one or both of their parents to drug addiction and overdose. They will join the growing ranks of America’s opioid orphans. Such beautiful, beautiful babies.”

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