Opioid Crisis: Trump Prescribes Heavy Dose of ‘Alternative Facts’

Opioid Crisis: Trump Prescribes Heavy Dose of ‘Alternative Facts’

David Bienenstock | December 11, 2017

Back in August, the president of the United States traveled to Huntington, West Virginia—a town of 48,000 where the mayor estimates one in 10 residents is addicted to opioids.

“You have a big problem,” the president told an adoring public rally, “and we are going to solve that problem.”

He didn’t explain how he would solve the problem. That’s not Trump’s style (“Believe me, believe me, believe me”). But four months later, the plan is now becoming clear. He will let them drop dead.

Opioid Crisis: Trump Prescribes Heavy Dose of ‘Alternative Facts’






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