Trump lays out plan to combat opioid crisis

In New Hampshire Monday, President Donald Trump outlined new proposals including the possible death penalty for drug dealers. ABC News's Ali Rogin reports from Manchester.
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Transcript for Trump lays out plan to combat opioid crisis
A president trump is getting tough on the opiate crisis and he outlined his new plan in New Hampshire where the overdose rate is twice the national average. The president wants more medication based treatment and fewer prescriptions for OP Lloyd's. He said building the border while also cut down on heroin coming into this country but the centerpiece of the plan is a crack down on those who may droves available. ABC's Ellie Rubin with the details. In Manchester, New Hampshire the heart of the OP oil crisis president trump making a controversial announcement the ultimate penalty has to be. The death penalty now the centerpiece of his new plan to combat the scourge of OP would addiction which is it New Hampshire particularly hard. The president said he's talked about executing drug dealers with foreign leaders who allow claims that you. Other countries and talking about we don't have much of a drug problem what do you mean you don't have a drug problem we don't have I say how come. We have zero tolerance for drug dealers. You're so what does that mean that means we have to death penalty for drug dealers. We don't have a drug problem. Net new policy falling flat with some stakeholders like dean Lanier. A former addict and recovery specialist who was part of a roundtable candidate trump held on the issue in 2016. It's laughable that introducing. Death penalty for. For drug dealing. Could possibly have a positive effect I'd like to know who president trump talked to. From the recovery community and concocting this plan. Because. The recovery community by and large. Wants to see increase. Investment and services and help. Dealing here was invited but declined ten cities. And some of his fellow activists than an even bigger statement like protesting it instead. Wrote an ABC news Manchester, New Hampshire and our thanks to Alley there in New Hampshire.

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