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Trump moves to declare opioid crisis national emergency

12 Agosto 2017

In fact, it would be virtually impossible to make substantive changes to the nuclear program in such a short timeframe. "We're going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis", he said.

The U.S. has seen a significant uptick in deaths from opioids, with the rate of death from heroin and prescription painkillers quadrupling since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Experts were quick to push back on the president's tweet, saying the US's nuclear arsenal hasn't actually changed much in the six months since Trump took office.

The White House pointed to Trump's signing of a presidential memorandum on January 27, the aim of which is to "rebuild the armed forces".

President Trump played golf today with Mike Fazio, the CEO of Prime Staffing. "As the [Trump] administration conducts its review, which is slated for completion by the end of the year, its first budget request largely continues the Obama administration's plans".

Venezuela's defense minister called Trump's talk of a military intervention an act of "craziness" and "supreme extremism". "There's never been anything like what's happened to this country over the last four or five years", the president said.

Trump moves to declare opioid crisis national emergency