"Because we can have all the blue ribbon committees we want, but if we don't get tough on the drugs, we're wasting our time", Trump said during remarks at Manchester Community College. The president claimed punishments should be similar to that of murder in the first degree, life in prison or the death penalty. He captured his first Republican presidential primary here in 2016, though he narrowly lost in the general election to Democrat Hillary Clinton.
On the ground in states like New Hampshire, West Virginia and Kentucky - the front lines of the struggle to control opioid addiction - concern is largely directed at shutting down the supply of illegal narcotics, particularly potent fentanyl and carfentanil, shipped from overseas - and treating the lifelong struggles of millions of addicts.
It's unclear which situations would prompt federal prosecutors to seek the ultimate penalty for drug dealers.
He added, "every dollar that we waste on these failed policies of the past is a dollar that we do not have for proved programs of education and treatment". He was flanked by members of law enforcement and at one point allowed the parents of a man who died of an overdose to speak onstage about their son, who became addicted to drugs after taking a prescription opioid and later died of an overdose.
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The president made his announcement in New Hampshire, a state hit hard by opioids and an early marker for the re-election campaign he has already announced.
As Trump was delivering a speech, Baker was at the State House attending a meeting with state legislative leaders.
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President Trump praised countries with "zero tolerance for drug dealers" who use the death penalty on drug dealers, and lobbied for the U.S.to use it on March 19.
During his bid for the GOP presidential nomination, Trump was boosted by his victory in New Hampshire first-in-the-nation primary.
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Some experts said Mr. Trump's push would be ineffective, anyway, since dealers are driven by profit.
Many were hoping the President would offer more specificity on how federal funds targeted at substance abuse treatment and prevention will be allocated, and what share New Hampshire will receive. The Washington Post published the transcripts. In 2016, it was one of the three states with the highest rates of death due to drug overdose. "They're going to have to make sure that their fiscal policies align with their outcomes and goals if they're going to be successful", said Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association.
"Take a look at some of these countries where they don't play games, they don't have a drug problem", said Mr Trump on Monday. "There's been an very bad lot of talk coming from the White House, and now we need action", she said. "So we're going to have to be very strong on penalties".
"The reward of big payoffs is immediate, while the potential threat of getting caught and, beyond that, receiving the death penalty, is so remote that it is very unlikely to influence near-term decisions about whether to engage in the crime or not", said John F. Kelly, a professor of psychiatry in addiction medicine at Harvard Medical School. Some legal scholars have said the issue may need to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump said his administration has worked with Congress to include $6 billion over the next two years in the spending bill that passed in February.
The administration was criticized for not doing enough after declaring a public health emergency five months ago.
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