Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Another One Of The Gazillion Things Donald Trump Doesn't Understand
Donald Trump convened a commission a few weeks ago to study the opioid crisis in America and make recommendations about what he should do. Their advice: Declare a state of emergency and get addicts help before they all OD in their cars with their children in the back seat.
Today, Trump interrupted the 17-day vacation he swore he'd never take and basically said, nah, not doing that emergency declaration thing.
"The best way to prevent drug addiction and overdose is to prevent people from abusing drugs in the first place," he opined. "If they don’t start, they won’t have a problem."
Ummm... He does know that the cat is out of the bag — the horse has left the barn — or whatever animal-related metaphor you want to come up with... right?
Well, maybe not. Maybe he didn't understand what his commission meant when it reported that the opioid scourge — which has its seeds in pharmaceutical companies' greed and doctors overprescribing the drugs back in the '90s — was now logging a death toll of "a September 11 every three weeks." Maybe Trump doesn't actually know how many people died on September 11. Or anything about anything.
Well, look on the bright side: If we have a nuclear war with North Korea, none of us will have to worry about opioid addiction any more. We cats HISS.