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.
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..
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