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Trump declares national emergency on opioid abuse

Trump declares national emergency on opioid abuseā€

Trump, speaking to reporters outside his Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey, himself declared the crisis an "emergency". Earlier this year, the Secret Service spent $35,185 on cart rentals at Mar-a-Lago, which were used during the president's frequent weekend trips there, reported USA Today. "Let's see what he does with Guam", Trump said in apparent reference to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the president's remarks.

GEOFF BENNETT, BYLINE: Hey, Audie. "He has genuine concern about the direction of events in North Korea".

Trump came out in opposition of the legislation. I think there is still time for other measures. "So, if anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough", he added. He said he wouldn't discuss any potential military options, but he did say the USA would retaliate if North Korea attacks Guam, which is a US territory.

"The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I'm saying officially right now: It is an emergency".

On Thursday President Trump described the opioid epidemic as an emergency and alluded to putting more resources towards the national health crisis. Trump answered, "We're going to draw it up, and we're going to make it a national emergency".

A Presidential commission on opioids said in its interim report that an emergency declaration would allow the administration to take immediate action and send a message to Congress that more funding is needed. He's been criticizing McConnell on Twitter over the last couple days. "The whole of the Security Council has come together behind that, and I think that we should see the President's public comments as one of the strands, one of the many strands of USA activity". He said overdose deaths are on pace to exceed last year's numbers. During the Obama administration, reporters recall being told who President Barack Obama was golfing with and when. "But I can tell you that what they (North Korea) have been doing and what they've been getting away with is a tragedy".

BENNETT: And so remember; this is a president with approval ratings at historic lows who, as the head of the Republican Party, it seems is looking to shift the blame for the party's lack of legislative victories.

It also said that China and Russian Federation should enhance coordination to let other parties know they would not stand aside should their security be threatened by the escalating tensions.

CORNISH: That's NPR's Geoff Bennett.



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