(Chicago Tribune) President Donald Trump suggested that executing drug dealers could help solve the opioid crisis during a White House summit Thursday, an event the administration billed as a way to measure its progress in combating the nation's drug problem.
"Some countries have a very tough penalty, the ultimate penalty, and they have much less of a drug problem than we do," Trump said.
Trump also said that the administration will roll out unspecified "strong" policies on opioids over the next three weeks. He said he has spoken to Attorney General Jeff Sessions about "bringing a lawsuit against some of these opioid companies."
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