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hi there i'm brooke baldwin you are watching cnn thanks for being with me. live pictures at the white house. watching and waiting to see the president of the united states expected to declare america's opioid epidemic public health emergency. also hearing as well from first lady melania trump so stay with us. moments ago police released new video showing who they dubbed this person of interest, this person is seen running on camera. here you go near seconds after a
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22-year-old was shot and killed in front of his home. he's one of three people murdered in the seminal heights neighborhood over the past two weeks. in tampa is at police headquarters. so we see the video and see him running. how important is this video in figuring out who this is and catching him? >> reporter: well, brooke, as police chief brian dugan explained to us this video shows us why they are so interested in speaking with the beern who was in the video previously released on october 12th. now these videos taken on october 9th the night of benjamin mitchell murder where you first saw that individual, he or she, walking towards the scene of the murder. just seconds later we now see the video of that individual running away from the scene. and the police chief wouldn't give us approximate vicinity
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where that was shot in relation to his murder except to say it was close. he couldn't specify either if all of those camera angles from home surveillance cameras but last explained to us that home surveillance cameras in that neighborhood has been critical in the process of this investigation. the chief really stressed he doesn't want to limit anyone in their thinking of who this individual could be. that's why they are being so forth coming with the information. why they are circulating these videos far and wide so maybe sees something in this video that could jog their memory, something that may not have seemed important before, but that this video could trigger. now, when the police chief sees this video, here's how he explained what he sees. >> there are probably i've come up with four reasons why this person is running. one, they may be late for dinner. two, they are out exercising. three, they heard gunshots.
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and number four, they just murdered benjamin mitchell. >> reporter: police have been going door to door in the sminal heights neighborhood, a neighborhood of about 1900 homes. among the questions they are asking members of that community as they speak to them is, do you have a home surveillance camera. if you do, they want you to register it with authorities so that information like this could come forward, brooke. but again, let's stress not jesus speck but a person very important for this police department to speak with. >> got it. i imagine people in tampa want to get this guy caught. thank you so much from tampa for us. again, let's take you back to the white house as we are waiting from major announcement from president trump about deadly opioid crisis sweeping the nation. packed room where he's going to do the crisis of the public emergency. the wording is important. but what it does is sets officer
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ease of moves to attack the epidemic. as you know the president campaigned very hard on stopping thousands of american families in this country. this was his strategy. meeting about it back in august with cabinet leaders he had pledged to declare national emergency on opioids. the first lady we'll be hearing from her from the white house speaking today. remember last month she hosted a policy round trabl discussion on the opioid crisis. she has been meeting with several families who have been personally affected. remember she visited babies in west virginia where they had been born to mothers who were a digited to opioids. so this in a sense has become a personal plight of hers. let's go to chief correspondent to see the wording the difference between declaring this is a national disaster
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decoration under the stafford act which is the president initially shade he would declare and a public health emergency. what's the difference? >> i think a lot of people have been using those terms interchangeably. national disaster. national emergency. public health emergency. they are different things. and what we are hearing this is going to be is a public health emergency. the big difference here, brooke, really has to do with the size and scope of what we are calling it here. with the public health emergency, first of all, it's not -- there is not federal dollars being let loose. this is really going to the agencies, specifically hhs, which doesn't have a permanent secretary in place as you know. but going to them and saying, hey, this is the priority, do what you need to do. if you need to take money from other projects, this is the priority. that's what it's basically saying. also with the public health emergency it lasts 90 days as opposed to national disaster, that's a year. so the president can renew that
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90 days from now. can renew it several times. but that's a shorter emergency and it's not one that really has new money, at least an attached to it. brooke. >> so would it mean less money? or do we not quite know? >> it might mean more money for the opioid epidemic. but coming from existing dollars somewhere. not new organization dollars. so hhs would say we are going to rob peter to pay paul, taking from one area and putting it in another. and also for them to set up priorities what are they going to do with those dollars. what do they think is going to work? what's going to make a dent? that's part of this as well. i mean right now it's been a fragmented approach. you have many people sighting different solutions out there. one thing a thing like this does is certainly makes it a priority for all these agencies to work to the. i should point out as well, brooke, you and i have been talking about this for a long
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time. and many people have known for years it's a big problem. but many people waking up today saying i had no idea how big a problem this is. president is talking about this. this may be the first time for some people realizing the scope of this problem, that drug overdoses are the number one cause of unintentional death in america today. it's incredible. and all the advancements we make in medicine, all the things we do to prolong lives, something like this which is totally manufactured problem can erase all those gains in health care. so it's a big deal. >> people may be waking up and not realizing how devastating this has been. we are about to talk to a father who knows all too well losing his son here to the opioid crisis in this country. do me ha favor, stand by, as we wait for not only the president as we mentioned but the first lady as well to speak about this. and you know we've been listening to the president for months talking about this crisis in this country, in the same sentence he brings up the border. so happening right now along
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u.s. mexico border you have eight different prototypes for president trump border wall. they are now complete. some are made of chunks of concrete. some are made of steel. they all stand 30 feet high. and the price tag? about half a million dollars each. miguel marquez is live along the mexico board in southern california. so miguel, talk to me about these prototypes. might this be the blueprint for the president's vision? >> reporter: well, that is the huge question. these are the examples, the contestants, if you will, that the president staked his candidacy and presidency on. turned over from builders to border protection service. this is u.s. side. this is the mexico side. that's mexico there. we are on the border.
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that's the existing barrier between the u.s. and mexico. and one of these contest end walls could be the winner. these are his 30 by 30 foot options. one of these eight contestants could soon stretch 2,000 miles across the border. >> there is a chance f one of them gets selected. eight of them get selected or a mix of them get selected for construction. >> reporter: they sit like giant tomb stones east of san diego on the u.s. mexico border. the president has consistently said a wall will be built along the entire border. >> he says 2,000 miles a border wall. you say we'll put it up where we need it. >> well, there is testimony out there. there was a testimony by the former chief of homeland security which was general kelly, in which he in testimony
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said that you won't see a wall from sea to shining sea. we'll put it where it makes sense. >> reporter: deferring to the same john kelly who is now the president's chief of staff. the cost for just these test walls, $20 million. building anyone of them across the entire 2,000 mile border could cost more than $20 billion. beyond this, whether the 20 billion to build the entire wall comes, that's for another day. so right now our focus is to complete the process of construction of the prototypes. so the prototypes or the contestants for the president's big beautiful wall, they are done. but it will take another month for the cement to dry and walls to settle before tested and then they'll go at them seeing if they can be scaled, climbed, did you go under or breached. you will test these walls to their maximum? >> correct. >> reporter: on the mexican side of the border prototypes met
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with disbelief. so when you see these what do they represent to you? >> for our country we think it's an insult. >> reporter: mexican citizen who teaches border issues at san diego state university says a 30-foot wall would deter migrants but not everything. >> 30 foot wall 2,000 miles stop drugs? >> drugs enter u.s. through different ways, port of tries to satisfy by land. >> reporter: and tunnels, lots of them. if we could take a picture of the land underneath us, what would it look like? >> a lot of tunnels, obviously. and probably in this moment someone is building a tunnel. >> reporter: at least some of these walls come with tunnel deterrence too. big beautiful walls above and below ground. now, the customs and border protection says they requested $1.6 billion for next year.
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not only for the wall but tall the ancillary cameras and roads that go with building a wall. it's not clear they will get that funding. but these eight examples may be the beginning of president trump's big beautiful wall. brooke? >> big beautiful wall above and below ground. along the border there, thank you very much. again waiting to hear from the president of the united states and along him the first lady opioid emergency. back with you in a flash.
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people waiting to see both the president and the first lady. this is the big moment we've been talking about the opioid crisis in this country all on the campaign trail. and now officially designate it a public health emergency here. so that's happening momentarily. but what's happening today may be too little too late for one ar dent trump supporter, most feels in a way betrayed. lost his son three years ago so decided to quit his job and work for the trump campaign. here was the exchange at a rally last year. >> heroin is really tough because they say once you get hooked it's really tough. in all fairness tour son, it's a tough thing. some very, very strong people have not been able to get off it. so we have to work with people to get off it. and biggest thing we can do in
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honor of your son, actually, and the people that did have problems, big problems, we have to be able to stop it. i know what you went through. he's a graeat father i can see t and your son is proud of you. >> that father, craig most, once known as trump true true ba door has soured in the home state of new york and could treat to dramatic cuts in services. so craig most is good enough to join me live. welcome, sir. and again my most profound condolences to losing your son rob. but i appreciate you taking the time here to shed light on something so important. >> thank you, brooke. >> tell me, as we are waiting to hear from the president, sir, how are you feeling ahead of this big announcement? >> well, you know, after hearing that again, in honor of my son,
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the president trump first tried to eliminate medicaid, now he's trying to strip the funding from it. and he declared a national disaster and provided no funding for it in honor of my son. new in honor of my son it seems we are going to declare a national emergency which is good for about three months and still no funding. i've been waiting since he declared it, it's been, what, a couple months. and that's what i think about it. as far as of in honor of my son. and i think about the comments that president trump made about the infested den of heroin addicts in new hampshire and in honor of them we have done nothing but delay funding. it's a national emergency. we have to hit it. and it takes money. and the funding is not going to be here for this. >> my understanding, and you are
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right in pointing this out, it is a funding issue. and whether it would have been a national disaster it would be different. hopefully funding but for fine might period of time as you point out. do you as a result of that, doubt the sincerity of the president, today he is doing something. >> let's look at the history. when the pressure came on the president in regards to the opioid crisis, he stood up to the plate and declared a national disaster. now, remind you, it wouldn't be the first time that the white house and congress have dipped into funds that were designated for other areas of disaster. but the money would have been immediate had he stuck to his word with that. i've lost faith. i can only hope that something good comes about this. the joining of the folks in conjunction with the opioid crisis and what this is going to
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provide. but the fund something not going to be there and i'm disappointed. >> i'm listening to you and he's in the room and here's the first la lady melania, let's take a minute to listen in to the first lady. >> thank you. please sit down. thank you. thank you all for being here today. it touches my heart to see the familiar faces of the people that i've been lucky to get to know over the past few months. thank you for the time and strength it takes for each of you to tell your stories. we are here today because of your courage. the opioid epidemic has affected more than two million americans nationwide. and sadly the number continues to rise. we lost more than 175 americans
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to overdoses every day. and millions more are struggling with addiction. as many of you know, addiction effects children in many different ways. and i have recently taken a larger interest in what i can do to help fight this epidemic. [ applause ] >> i have been participating in meetings and listening sessions, and i have been visiting with people who have been affected by this disease. i want to take a moment now to tell you what i have learned from the men and women on the front lines of this epidemic. don holman talked to me about his son garrett who took medication for adhd and suffered from depression and anxiety.
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he explained that social media played a part in his erratic moods. garrett started to buy synthetic opioids online and self medicated for his depression, passing away from an overdose just eight days before his 21st birthday. don holman taught me that the stigma of drug addiction must be normaliz normalized and talking about it is the only way to do that. coach david magee talked about his friend who became addicted after pain medication was given for sports injury. his friend died from overdose and through his tragic loss, coach magee taught me how important it is to teach athletes and parents and kids because his friend was not weak minded. in fact, like so many of our kids today, he was competitive and strong willed.
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jean collar who is now in her tenth year of recovery helped me learn that drug addiction is an effective disease but need proper support and medical attention a person can move on to live a productive life. we pray for you as you continue on this journey. where are you? hello. thank you. [ applause ] >> when i had the honor of visiting lilly's place in west virginia a recovery center for infants born on drugs, we must help their parents to succeed. by policing the priority of the whole family, lilly's place is
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giving infants the best opportunity to try because their parents are being given the support and tools to succeed. i want to thank you rebecca crowder and the staff at lilly's place for their heroic efforts. thank you. [ applause ] i have learned so much from those brave, and i have to talk about this epidemic, and i know many more stories to tell. but what i found to be the common theme with all of these stories is that this can happen to any of us. drug addiction can take your friends, neighbors, or your family. no state has been spared. and no demographic has been untouched, which is why my husband and the administration has dedicated themselves to
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combatting the health crisis. i'm proud to support him today as he sees this commitment through. i continue to work my work on behalf of children across the country and hope citizens every where will join forces with this administration to help this h t health crisis. thank you for being with us today. god bless you all and god bless the united states of america. [ applause ] >> thank you, melania for your moving words and deep devotion. i can tell you to our nation and
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children. thank you all to members of congress, cabinet, members of congress, state, local leaders, first responders and health care professionals gathered here today. we have some truly incredible people in this room that i can tell you. most importantly, we acknowledge the families present who have lost a cherished loved one. as you all know from personal experience, families, communities and citizens across our country are currently dealing with the worst drug crisis in american history. and even, if you really think about it, world history. this is all throughout the world. the fact is this is a world-wide problem. this crisis of drug use, addiction, and overdose deaths in many years, it's just been so long in the making, addressing it will require all of our effort and require us to confront the crisis in all of
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its very real complexity. last year we lost at least 64,000 americans to overdoses. that's 175 lost american lives per day. that's seven lost lives per hour in our country. drug overdoses are now the leading cause of unintentionally death in the united states by far. more people are dying from drug overdoses today than from gun homicides and motor vehicles combined. think of it, motor vehicle crashes, gun homicides, more people by far from drug overdoses. these overdoses are driven by a massive increase in addiction. to prescription pain killers, heroin, and other opioids, last year almost one million americans used heroin. and more than 11 million abused
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prescription opioids. the united states is by far the largest consumer of these drugs using more opioid pills per person than any other country by far in the world. opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999, and now account for the majority of fatal drug overdoses. who would have thought. no part of our society, not young or old, rich or poor, urban or rural, has been spared this plague of drug addiction and this horrible, horrible situation that's taking place with opioids. in west virginia, a truly great state, great people, there is a hospital nursery where one in every five babies spends its first days in agony because
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these precious babies were exposed to drugs in the womb, they have trouble eating, just as the same adults under going detox. some of these children will likely lose one or both of their parents to drug addiction and overdose. they will join the growing ranks of america's opioid orphans. such beautiful, beautiful babies. beyond the shocking death toll, the terrible measure of the opioid crisis includes the families ripped a part, and for many communities a generation of lost potential and opportunity. this epidemic is a national health emergency. unlike many of us, we have seen and what we have seen in our lifetimes, nobody has seen
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anything like what's going on now. as americans, we cannot allow this to continue. it is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction. it's never been this way. we can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic. we can do it. [ applause ] we can do it. that is why effective today my administration is officially declaring the opioid crisis a national public health emergency under federal law.
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and why i am directing all executive agencies to use every appropriate emergency authority to fight the opioid crisis. this marks a critical step in confronting the extraordinary challenge that we face. as part of this emergency response, we will announce a new policy to overcome a restrictive 1970s era rule that prevents states from providing care at certain treatment facilities with more than 16 beds for those suffering from drug addiction. [ applause ] a number of states have reached out to us asking for relief, and you should expect to see approvals that will unlock treatment for people in need and those approvals will come very,
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very fast, not like in the past, very, very quickly. ending the epidemic will require mobilization of goftvernment, local kmup local communities and organizations. the scale of this crisis of addiction is why soon after coming into office i convened a presidential commission headed by governor chris christie that has consulted with experts across america to listen, to learn, and report back on potential solutions. we a wait the final report which will come in next week. and i know some of the report has already been seen, because i want to see it as quickly as possible, and some of the things that they are recommending are common sense, but very, very important. and they are going to have a tremendous impact, believe me, tremendous impact. today i'll detail many of these
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aggressive steps with my administration which we've already taken. after we review and evaluate the commission's findings, i'll quickly plof quickly move to implement recommendations. but i want the american people to know the federal government is aggressively fighting the opioid epidemic on all fronts. we are working with doctors and medical professionals to implement best practices for safe opioid prescribing. and we will do something very, very special. we are requiring federally employed prescribers to receive finally special training. the centers for disease control and prevention has launched a prescription awareness campaign to put faces on the danger of opioid abuse. i want to acknowledge
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cvs/caremark for announcing last months that it will limit first time opioid prescription among seven day supplies, and i urge others to help stop this epidemic to do their part. [ applause ] the fda is now requiring drug companies that manufacture prescription opioids to provide more training to prescribers and to help prevent abuse and addiction and has requested that one especially high risk opioid be withdrawn from the market immediately. we are requiring that a specific opioid, which is truly evil, be taken off the market immediately.
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[ applause ] the u.s. postal service and the department of homeland security are strengthening the inspection of packages coming into our country to hold back the flood of cheap and deadly fen tal ol a synthetic opioid manufactured in china and 50 times stronger than heroin. and in two weeks i'll be in china with president xi and i'll mention this as a top priority. [ applause ] and he will do something about it. i am also pleased to report that for the first time the department of justice has indicated major chinese drug traffickers, and they have
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really put very, very strong clamps on them. they have indicted them. the drug traffickers for distributing fentanyl into the united states. so good job, jeff, good job. [ applause ] and they have been indicted and we are not going to forget about them, believe me, they are doing tremendous harm to our country. the justice department is aggressively and really valiantly pursuing those who illegally prescribe traffic opioids both in our communities and on the internet. and i'll be looking at the potential of the federal government bringing major lawsuits against bad actors, what they have, and what they are doing to our people is unheard of. we will be bringing some very major lawsuits against people and against companies that have hu hurting our people.
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and that will start taking place pretty soon. [ applause ] we are also supporting first responders and medical professionals access to the tools they need to prevent deaths through life saving overdose medications. at my direction, the national institute of health headed up by francis collins has taken the first steps of an ambitious property to do non addictive pain killers for overdose. so important. [ applause ] i'll be pushing the concept of non addictive pain killers very hard. we have to come up with that solution. we giveaway billions and billions of dollars a year, and we'll be spending lots of money
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on coming up with a non addictive solution. we will be asking dr. collins and the nih for substantial resource in the fight against drug addiction. one of the things our administration will be doing is massive advertising campaign to get people, especially children, not to want to take drugs in the first place, because they will see the devastation and the ruination it causes to people and people's lives. watch what happens if we do our jobs, how the number of drug users and the addicted will start to tumble downward over a period of years. it will be a beautiful thing to see. i learned myself, i had a brother fred, great guy, best looking guy, best personality, much better than mine, but he
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had a problem. i had he had a problem with alcohol. and he would tell me don't drink. don't drink. he was substantially older and i listened to him and respected. but i would constantly tell me don't drink. he would also add don't smoke. but he would say it over and over and over again. and to this day i've never had a drink. and i have no longing for it. i have no interest in it. to this day i've never had a cigarette. don't worry, those are only two of my good things. i don't want to tell you about the bad things. there are plenty of bad things too. but it really helped me. i had somebody that guided me. and he had a very, very, very tough life because of alcohol, believe me, very, very tough life. he was a strong guy, but it was a tough, tough thing that he was going through. but i learned because of fred, i learned. and that's what i think is so
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important. this was an idea that i had where if we can teach young people not to take drugs, just not to take them, when i see friends of mine that are having difficulty with not having that drink at dinner, where it's literally almost impossible for them to stop, i say to myself, i can't even understand it, why would that be difficult? but we understand why it is difficult. the fact is if we can teach young people, and people generally, not to start, it's really, really easy not to take them. and i think that's going to end up being our most important thing. really tough, really big, really great advertising. so we get to people before they start so they don't have to go through the problems of what people are going through. [ applause ]
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we are already distributing nearly $1 billion in grants for addiction prevention and treatment. and over $50 million to support law enforcement programs that assist those facing prison and facing addiction. we have also launched an $81 million partnership to research better pain management techniques for our incredible veterans. [ applause ] and, by the way, secretary shulkin is here, you have done an incredible job for our veterans in a very short period. [ applause ] and soon hhs will launch a task force to strdevelop an update f pain management across the
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federal government. i am urging all americans to help fight this opioid epidemic. and the broader issue of dr drug addiction by participating in the national drug take back day this saturday. when you can safely turn in these dangerous and horrible drugs for disposal, that will be a wonderful, wonderful period of time for you. all of these actions are important parts of my administration's larger effort to confront the drug addiction crisis in america and confront it head on. straight on. strong. we are going to do it. we are going to do it. for too long we have allowed drugs to ravage american homes, cities, and towns. we owe it to our children and to our country to do everything in our power to address this national shame and this human tragedy.
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we must stop the flow of all types of illegal drugs into our communities. [ applause ] for too long dangerous criminal cartels have been allowed to in filtrate and spread throughout our nation. anest and a a ton itching astonishing 90% come from across the border which we are building a wall which will help in this problem. we'll have a great impact. my administration is dedicated to enforcing our immigration laws, defending our maritime security, and securing our borders. we also have to work with other countries to stop these drugs where they originate.
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we have no choice. we have to work with others. we have to get together. because they have similar problems to what we have. some countries have bigger problems than we have. whether that country is china, whether it's a country in latin america, it makes no difference. we are going to be working with all of them. we are taking the fight directly to the criminals in places that they are producing this poison. here in america we are once again enforcing the law, breaking up gangs, and distribution networks, and arresting criminals who pedal dangerous drugs to our youth. in addition, we understand the need to confront reality right smack in the face that millions of our fellow citizens are already addicted. that's the reality. we want them to get help they need. we have no choice but to help these people that are hooked and
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are suffering so they can recover and rebuild their lives with their families. we are committed to pursuing innovative approaches that have been proven to work, like drug courts. our efforts will be based on sound metrics and guided by evidence and guided by results. this includes making addiction treatment available to those in prison and to help them eventually reenter society as productive and law-abiding citizens. finally, we must adopt the most common sense solution of all to prevent our citizens from becoming addicted to drugs in the first place. [ applause ] we must and are focusing so much of our effort on drug-demand
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reduction. we must confront the culture of drug abuse head onto reduce the demand for dangerous narcotics. every person who buys illicit drugs in america should know they are risking their future, their families, and even their lives. and every american should know that if they purchase illegal drugs, they are helping to finance some of the most violent, cruel, and ruthless organizations anywhere in the world. illegal drug use is not a victimless crime. there is nothing admirable, positive, or socially desirable about it. there is nothing desirable about drugs. they are bad. we want the next generation of young americans to know the blessings of a drug-free life. in this enormous struggle
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against drug addiction and opioid epidemic, it really is that, it's an epidemic, our greatest hope is the same that it's always been, through every trial america hast encountered throughout our history the spirit of our people we have won. each of us have a responsibility to this effort. we have a total responsibility to ourselves, to our family, to our country, including those who are struggling with this addiction. each of us is responsible to look out for our loved ones, our communities, our children, our neighbors, and our own health. almost every american has witnessed the horrors of addiction, whether it's through their own struggle, or through the struggle of a friend, a coworker, a neighbor, or, frankly, a family member, our current addiction crisis, and
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especially the epidemic of opioid deaths will get worse before it gets better. but get better it will. it will take many years and even decades to address this scourge in our society. but we must start in ernest now to combat national health emergency. we are inspired by the stories of every day heros who pull their communities from the de depths of despair, through love. fire chief of new hampshire, great state, runs a program, safe station, which allows them to seek help at fire stations at any time. jesse and cindy swafford of ohio has done a loving home for opioid dependent children.
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i am calling on the rangers like these people who help lift up the people of our great nation. together, we will care for our citizens, our children, and our orphans, and our, you know what i'm going to say, foster youth. so many, so many. but we are going to lift them up and take care of them. we will work to strengthen vulnerable families and communities, and we will help to build and grow a stronger, healthier, and drug-free society. together we will face this challenge as a national family with conviction, with unity, and with a commitment to love and support our neighbors in times of dire need. working together, we will defeat this opioid epidemic. it will be defeated. we will freely our nation from
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the terrible affliction of drug abuse. and, yes, we will overcome addiction in america. we are going to overcome addiction in america. we have fought and won many battles and many wars before. and we will win again. thank you. god bless you. and god bless america. thank you. [ applause ] >> there you have it wi wide-ranging speech, now president trump on stamping out the opioid crisis in this country, addiction, even referencing his trip to china upcoming next month. he wants to address fentanyl the
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drug that's 50 times more potent than heroin coming into the u.s., people are addressing from china, he'll address that with president xi. also mentioning the wall, building the wall to keep drugs from coming in from the south. and you talk to other people like craig most, who lost his son, he says this is too little too late from the president. we'll talk to craig in a second and get his response. but first to you sanjay, wide ranging there, hearing from both the president and first lady. what did you make of that? >> first of all, it's a public health emergency, that was the big head line before. as we talked about different from national emergency. language is important. because this isn't new dollars likely coming in to help address this opioid crisis as passionate as he was, not new moaning coming in necessarily. and maybe money changing hands but that's a big point of distinction within that
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community. also, there is a commission report that's coming out next week that former governor chris christie is heading that commission and that's going to have specific proposals. but tour point he sort of tell a scoped what many of those things are likely to be, targeting doctors about prescribing habits, targeting companies like cvs who said we won't give out more than seven days of opioids, encouraging others to do the same. talking about china and trying to cut down on the raw ingredients coming from places like china. talking about the wall and how he thinks that would improve or prevent some of these drugs from coming across. we've done a lot of reporting on that. that's not clear it will make ha difference. he also talked about harm reduction like providing treatment within prisons. something that i think is a bit surprising that he said. but talking about this idea that we have to reduce harm as a part of treat thg crisis of opioids. but where he spent most of his time, brooke, that i know you
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heard at the end was the demand and the fact that the addiction at its core has to be treated. he didn't talk specifically about what that meant but that's where i spent thes most of his last few remarks. >> craig moss, you've been listening. in honor of your son, how did you feel? is there some hope for you in this? >> well, when i heard the first lady indicate ta her husband had used every resource available to him, i have to disagree with that as far as the president's speech i just listened to, i think it was like 85% just knowledge. it was an educational speech to people who weren't aware that we had a crisis. i wish that the president had gone into the mechanics more as to how he plans on attacking the heroin epidemic by not provide ago digsal funding. and that's the biggest problem with me. i commend the president and first lady for reaching out and addressing this issue and
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letting the struggling addicts of this country know that there is something going to be happening. but i certainly wish that he had spoken more about how he plans to attack the epidemic by not providing additional funding. >> mr. moss, i know this is personal for you. i really appreciate your voice and time. thank you again. and dr. group upta, as always, you. coming up on cnn another major revelation involving dirty work from the presidential election in 2016. this time we are learning that a firm used by trump campaign, an among the questions now is this even legal. we'll discuss that coming up. (avo) when you have type 2 diabetes, you manage your a1c,
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you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin thanks for being with me. we begin this hour with bombshell from 2016 election.
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julian a saung confirms that he was approached before the election. and sources confirm what was first report natural disaster t reported in the daily be, that how it can help the firm campaign and a lit ka access the 30,000 emails deleted from hillary clinton private email server. julian a saung added this, and can confirm it was rejected by wikileaks. clinton's deleted emails have no so far not resurfaced and sources are not clear whether alexander nix the ceo of this campaign and analytica was hired by the trump campaign. so let's go through this in detail. we have our panel, and jeffrey