On Wednesday, Donald Trump officially became the first president to hold a press conference at the White House, as the country awaited his first press conference since taking office.
While Trump’s remarks were largely on the substance of the ongoing investigations into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, they were also notable for how closely he leaned on the issue of drugs.
In his speech, he focused on a number of topics, including the opioid epidemic, and he even called for drug testing in the Oval Office.
The president’s speech was followed by a brief press conference from DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg, where he spoke to reporters about the agency’s efforts to fight the opioid crisis.
Trump also spoke about how the president plans to keep his promise to end the opioid problem.
“The opioid epidemic has reached an all-time high, and we have to do everything in our power to prevent a future from becoming an era of opioid abuse,” Trump said.
“Our goal is to get the overdose deaths down to zero.
It’s a tremendous accomplishment, but it’s going to take time.”
Here’s what we know so far about Trump’s first press briefing.
The opioid crisis has reached a new peak Trump’s speech on Wednesday focused on the opioid outbreak and the president’s commitment to end it.
While there was no mention of the president, the president is known for making a series of statements that were not only critical of the opioid industry, but also focused on his own use of painkillers.
Trump has used the term “opioid crisis” to describe the crisis and he often referred to opioid use as “unfair.”
Trump spoke to the media on Wednesday, saying, “This is the biggest economic disaster since the Great Depression.”
During a news conference in September, Trump said that the United States is now in the “worst economic disaster in my lifetime.”
In a June tweet, Trump also suggested that the opioid addiction crisis was caused by President Obama’s failed health care law.
The Trump administration has struggled to control the opioid overdose crisis, and its efforts have been hampered by a lack of funding.
The DEA and other law enforcement agencies have struggled to find ways to deal with the epidemic, which has killed more than 3,100 people in 2017.
The administration also has struggled with a shortage of medical staff.
Trump’s administration has attempted to limit the availability of prescription painkillers by focusing on restricting the availability through Medicaid, but that has been limited to only about 1 percent of the population.
Many states have limited the availability to a much smaller population.
In 2017, the federal government also increased the federal limit on the amount of OxyContin a person could receive.
The new limits were in place in 2017, but they were lifted in 2018.
A report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the law were able to significantly reduce the amount a person who uses opioids could receive and, in some cases, to increase their use of the drug.
Trump, however, is now calling for Congress to take up the issue.
Trump said on Wednesday that he has a “very big heart” for the opioid abuse crisis, adding that he wants to “do everything possible to end this terrible epidemic.”
During his press conference, Trump spoke about “a lot of different things” including his plans to use executive orders to increase enforcement of the law and make the drug trade more profitable.
In one of the executive orders, Trump wants to allow the DEA to stop releasing data on the number of people who are charged with a drug crime.
The drug war is “going to be a disaster,” Trump promised.
Trump added that he is also calling for increased funding for drug treatment centers.
“We’re going to make sure that these people are getting the treatment they need,” Trump stated.
“And they are going to get it.”
On Wednesday afternoon, the DEA said it would begin providing information on how many people have been arrested in the opioid-related drug busts to the president in his upcoming executive orders.
The agency has also announced a series to help states and local law enforcement in the wake of the opiod crisis.