"President Trump declared a 'nationwide public-health emergency' on the opioid crisis today," writes Axios' Alexi McCammond:
- "Although the declaration doesn't open up new funds (some estimate more than $9.3 billion is needed), Trump argued that 'the federal government is aggressively fighting the opioid epidemic on all fronts.'
- "The bottom line: Trump shared the personal story of his brother's alcohol abuse and offered a solution to the opioid crisis: 'Really tough, really big, really great advertising so we get to people before they start.'"
- His prediction: "If we can teach young people not to take drugs ... it's really, really easy not to take them."
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