Under President Obama's tenure deaths from drug overdoses in America reached an all time high in 2016. In addition most of the illegal 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.

​8/29/17: Four companies have been chosen to build prototypes for Donald Trump's planned border wall, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said. The wall is said to be one of the biggest weapons to fight the war on drugs. 

​9/1/17: President Trump tapped U.S. Rep. Tom Marino to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The Pennsylvania Republican was one of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s earliest backers on Capitol Hill.

​9/28/17: President Trump's ongoing Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and Opioid Crisis scores a big win by setting new limits on patient supply.

10/26/17: President Donald Trump declared a nationwide public health emergency to combat the opioid crisis.

​12/1/17: President Trump donated his third-quarter presidential salary to help the Department of Health and Human Services’ efforts to combat the opioid crisis.

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