On Thursday, President Donald Trump told reporters that his administration is drafting paperwork to officially declare the devastating opioid crisis a national emergency.
“The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I’m saying officially right now it is an emergency,” said the president, speaking outside his New Jersey golf club. “It’s a national emergency. We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis.”
“We’re going to draw it up, and we’re going to make it a national emergency,” he reiterated.
“It is a serious problem the likes of which we have never had. You know when I was growing up they had the LSD and they had certain generations of drugs. There’s never been anything like what’s happened to this country over the last four or five years. And I have to say this in all fairness, this is a worldwide problem, not just a United States problem. This is happening worldwide. But this is a national emergency, and we are drawing documents now to so attest,” continued Trump.
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