Trump State of the Lies Address
We know Trump’s people don’t bother with facts, so I’m glad to see someone has.
What bothers the planet is that no one has the strength and will to challenge Trump on this steaming load of bull that he dumped on Congress last night.
TRUMP: Changes in immigration policies, including more border security, “will also support our response to the terrible crisis of opioid and drug addiction.”
THE FACTS: Drugs being brought across borders are only part of the problem contributing to the nation’s opioid crisis.
According to the U.S. Centers on Disease Control and Prevention, about 40 per cent of the opioid deaths in 2016 involved prescription painkillers. Those drugs are made by pharmaceutical companies. Some are abused by the people who have prescriptions; others are stolen and sold on the black market.
The flow of heroin into the U.S. from Mexico is a major problem, but drugs that are brought from other countries don’t all come over land borders. Illicit versions of powerful synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, which are a major factor in rising overdose numbers, are being shipped directly to the U.S. from China.
So, people, feel free to repeat, adhere to and abide by the lies being spread by Trump and other delusional cons, but hopefully someone soon will emerge to challenge him.
The fate of the planet may depend on it.