War on Opioids: "People go into a hospital with a broken arm, they come out, they're a drug addict."
Trump to File Lawsuit Against Opioid Suppliers & Manufacturers "Killing Our People".
Speaking during a Cabinet meeting Thursday, Trump also took the unusual step of urging Sessions to file a "major" new lawsuit against opioid suppliers and manufacturers, rather than join existing lawsuits filed by states affected by the spread of the highly addictive, deadly drugs.
“It’s almost a form of warfare,” Trump said, referring to the drugs he called "garbage" that are flowing into the country. "I’d be very firm on that. It’s a disgrace and we can stop it.”
Trump added: "I'd also like to ask you to bring a major lawsuit against the drug companies on opiods. Some states have done it, but I'd like a lawsuit to be brought against these companies that are really sending opiods at a level that -- it really shouldn't be happening. ... People go into a hospital with a broken arm, they come out, they're a drug addict."