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Trump / Opioid Crisis #1117424

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 26, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Cecilia Vega) The declaration of war by President Trump on the opioid crisis examined; scenes shown of Trump signing the bill; details given from the Trump memorandum & the limits on funding. [TRUMP - calls for agencies to use emergency authority to fight the opioid crisis; talks about his brother Fred, who had an alcohol problem.] [August 10, TRUMP - calls it a national emergency.] ABC's coverage of the opioid problem in New Hampshire noted. [On ABC, with David Muir, father Rory SMITH†- recounts what happened to his son from drugs.] The questions about the limits to the president's response & funding problems discussed.

Muir, David;
Vega, Cecilia

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