Trump Addresses Drug Use and Overdose in New Hampshire: ‘We Have to Solve this Crisis’

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Washington, DC

Donald Trump promised to stop the drug overdose crisis in the United States during a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Saturday.

“If I win, if I get elected president, I’m going to solve that problem,” Trump promised his supporters gathered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Saturday, saying he learned about the significant drug problem during his GOP primary campaign in New Hampshire. “We’re going to take care of it.”

New Hampshire has consistently been one of the states with the highest rate of deaths caused by drug overdose.

According to the CDC:

In 2014, the five states with the highest rates of death due to drug overdose were West Virginia, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Kentucky and Ohio. States with statistically significant increases in the rate from 2013 to 2014 included Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

“We have to solve this crisis,” the Republican nominee added, saying the first step is to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States.

Trump said he will aggressively prosecute traffickers of illegal drugs and also curve government policies and bureaucracy that slow addicts from receiving timely help. “We have to move it along.”