Just before President Trump won the Presidency on Nov 8, 2016, a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that deaths from drug overdoses in America reached an all-time high in 2014 and continued to rise. In addition most of the illicit drugs came into the United States across the vast 2,000-mile land border between the US and Mexico, called the Southwestern border or SWB. What actions have President Trump taken to fix this problem.
1/25/17: President Trump keeps his word on arguably his biggest campaign mantra. He signed an executive order to begin building the Mexico border wall ‘within months’. The wall is a much needed weapon to help stem the flow of drugs from pouring into America.
3/29/17: President Trump announces executive order to combat opioid epidemic in U.S. The executive order sets to establish a federal commission to combat America’s opioid epidemic.
8/10/17: Unfortunately for the Trump adminsitration, ever after the two above executive orders, US drug overdose deaths reached new record high.
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