Trump Threatens to Sue Opioid Makers

Zoon Politikon

Calling opioids coming into the U.S. from China and Mexico "almost a form of warfare," President Trump on Thursday urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate foreign sources of fentanyl that he said are "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. Its almost a form of warfare, Trump said, referring to the drugs he called "garbage" that are flowing into the country. "Id be very firm on that. Its a disgrace and we can stop it.

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