No, it wasn't just President Trump seeming to threaten nuclear war with North Korea. That was only part of the briefing. The rest was more or less on topic. The highlights:
No national emergency: Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price rejected the suggestion from Trump's opioids commission that he should declare a national emergency to address the crisis, as Shane Savitsky reported yesterday. Price said national emergencies are usually reserved for "a specific area, a time-limited problem — either an infectious disease or a specific threat to public health."
"Nobody is interested in cutting Medicaid": That was Price's response, stepping back to the podium after trying to end the press conference, after he was asked about the failed GOP health care bill. He repeated his frequent criticisms of Medicaid's current structure, adding that "our focus and our desire is to make sure we have a health care system that works for patients."
Reality check: Medicaid is a major source of substance abuse treatment funds — which is why GOP moderates were uneasy about its cuts.