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At 'opioid summit,' Trump urges lawsuit against companies, tougher sentences for dealers

At 'opioid summit,' Trump urges lawsuit against companies, tougher sentences for dealers”

"The drug dealers, the drug pushers, they are really doing damage", Trump said during a White House meeting on the crisis.

Axios's Jonathan Swan characterized Trump's "America First" move on trade as "a giant "F you" to" Cohn, Mnuchin, Mattis, and the other members of the trade globalist wing of the White House.

The officials will update the country on how they are tackling the epidemic.

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We will carry the parents along on efforts we're making, " the minister addressing the parents of the missing girls. He said the government was sending more troops and surveillance aircraft to the area to help the search.

Overdoses involving opioids killed more than 42,000 people in 2016, more than any year on record, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Last October, Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, stopping short of the full state of emergency declaration sought by an advisory board he empaneled. Trump's first nominee was forced to withdraw.

Other administration officials were expected to attend as well as about 200 advocates and others directly connected to the opioid crisis. During his brief remarks, the president focused on the need for stricter criminal penalties for drug dealers and federal lawsuits against opioid manufacturers - something he said he's in talks with Attorney General Jeff Sessions about.

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Sridevi , one of India's most celebrated actresses , has died according to multiple reports published by Indian media outlets. Sridevi was step-mother to actor Arjun Kapoor and his sister Anshula, who Boney had from late first wife Mona.

"We have pushers and we have drug dealers that kill hundreds and hundreds of people and a lot of them don't even go to jail", the president said. "And, by the way, they have much less of a drug problem than we do". Trump delivered his remarks after spending months telling "certain friends" that he thinks the U.S. should execute all drug traffickers, as Singapore does.

Speaking before to NPR before the start of the event, the nation's top doctor said he was a mission to raise awareness about the epidemic. "And by the way, they have much less of a drug problem than we do". The Justice Department will file a "statement of interest" in consolidated litigation on opioids.

Ross recommended the tariffs, as Breitbart News reported, to Trump - noting that the goal is to increase domestic steel production to 80 percent from its current rate of 73 percent, while also increasing the American production of aluminum to 80 percent from its current rate of only 48 percent.

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