The president did not announce any new policy
First lady Melania Trump listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on the opioid crisis, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. photo: AP/Evan Vucci, photo: AP/Evan Vucci
08 of August 2017 19:38:39
BEDMINSTER – President Donald Trump took on the opioid drug epidemic Tuesday, pledging that "we will fight this deadly epidemic and the United States will win."Trump held a briefing on the matter at his private golf course in central New Jersey, where he is on a 17-day "working vacation." Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, senior counselor Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser Jared Kushner and first lady Melania Trump were among the attendees.The president did not announce any new policy, but vowed to work with health professionals and law enforcement on the crisis. He said federal drug prosecutions have dropped but promised he would "be bringing them up rapidly."He also said, "We're very, very tough on the Southern border, where much of this comes in."