Unlike Obama: President Trump Doesn’t Drink or Snort Cocaine
While Barack Obama smoked dope and snorted coke, Donald Trump built an international business.
Obama turned his ability to manufacture crooked voters’ signatures into a career. The man practically bragged about his “choom days”. Further, his cocaine use was one of the only “negatives” Obama owned up to.
I think he saw drug use as a badge of honor. It made him “more black”, giving him the street cred he needed.
As for Donald Trump, he turned a $1 million loan into a multi-billion dollar fortune. Trump needed no reprieve from reality in order to function in society. He didn’t even smoke cigarettes, a vice Obama had throughout his presidency.
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Obama has little to no relationship with his family, while Donald Trump dotes on his. In his speech on the opioid crisis in America, the president spoke of his older brother. The younger Trump respected his older brother; he learned much from him.
As I have said many times in my life, you learn much of what not to do from people you love.
Washington Times reports:
In rallying the nation against drug addiction Thursday, President Trump spoke in unusually personal terms about the death of his older brother Fred from alcoholism, and about the lesson it holds for him in the value of abstinence.
To an audience at the White House, Mr. Trump recalled his older brother as a “great guy.”
“Best-looking guy,” the president recalled. “Best personality — much better than mine. But he had a problem. He had a problem with alcohol. He would tell me, ‘Don’t drink.’”
Mr. Trump said his brother, who was an airline pilot and a father of two, also urged him not to smoke.
“He was substantially older, and I listened to him,” the president said. “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.”
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The president said 64,000 Americans died from overdoses last year — 175 every day, seven every hour.
“This epidemic is a national health emergency,” Trump said during an address at the White House. “Nobody has seen anything like what is going on now. As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue. It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction.”
The president said, “We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic. We can do it.”
And as with all things Donald Trump, he means it.
With all the scandals hurting the Left, the president pulls a master stroke of focusing on a bipartisan issue. Yet the president has the typical detractors:
When Donald Trump directed his administration to declare America’s opioid overdose crisis a public health emergency, Republicans swiftly praised his “bold national leadership”.
But with no new funding, many public health experts and state officials said it was “magical thinking” to imagine that the declaration would stem the tide of opioid overdoses that has already killed 183,000.
But what did Obama do? Meetings and money.
Today the President joins individuals in recovery, family members, medical professionals, law enforcement officials and other leaders at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. The annual summit is organized by Operation UNITE, which was launched by Congressman Hal Rogers (R-KY). As part of today’s event, the President is announcing additional public and private sector actions to escalate the fight against the prescription opioid abuse and heroin epidemic, which is claiming the lives of tens of thousands of Americans each year.
The President has made clear that addressing this epidemic is a priority for his Administration, and today’s actions represent further steps to expand access to treatment, prevent overdose deaths and increase community prevention strategies. These actions build on the President’s proposal for $1.1 billion in new funding to help every American with an opioid use disorder who wants treatment get the help they need.
Essentially, Obama said let’s treat the problem, and not look for the reason the problem exists in the first place.
Leftists are the cause of this crisis, and Obama’s lack of leadership compounded the problem. In typical Obama fashion, he attacked the problem of opioids at almost the end of his second term. In June of 2016 Fortune reported on the next phase of Obama’s plan:
In a call with reporters. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell laid out a multi-pronged plan that centers on significantly expanding access to an addiction-fighting medication called buprenorphine.
The administration is also taking action meant to reduce unintended pressures that physicians may feel to over-prescribe common opioids like Purdue Pharma’s OxyContin; launching more than a dozen new studies on pain treatment and opioid misuse; and requiring doctors who prescribe opioids through the Indian Health Services (IHS) to check in with their state’s prescription drug monitoring programs.
Why was the opioid crisis not a part of the healthcare overhaul?
I’m just glad that the problem of opioid abuse is now in the hands of a man who never smoked marijuana or snorted cocaine. Because nobody should put drug addicts in charge of anything.