By Andrew KohlerEditor’s note: The following article was originally published on September 20, 2018.
Trump and John Kerry are both expected to join former president George W. Bush and former Massachusetts Gov.
Mitt Romney in signing an executive order to combat the opioid crisis in the United States.
It is the first joint presidential announcement by the two leaders since Trump and Kerry signed a similar executive order on Oct. 1, 2020.
The announcement comes after Trump and the former president signed an executive action aimed at curbing opioid abuse and trafficking.
The executive order directs the Department of Health and Human Services to work with states to create a system to track and reduce the amount of opioid abuse in communities.
The order is expected to take effect as early as the end of the month.
Kerry has said he supports the president’s move to address the crisis, but he is also critical of the Trump administration’s response.
In a Thursday appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, Kerry was asked whether he thought Trump’s executive order was needed or was the right move.
He said, I think there are a lot of issues that are out there that need to be addressed.
And the president has put his own stamp on them.
But I think he’s made a big mistake in saying that.
Kirsten Gillibrand, the New York senator who is running for the Democratic nomination, said she is supportive of Trump’s plan.
She told NBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet the Show that Trump’s order was a “good start.”
She said she’s pleased that the president is going to try to work together with the governors.
“I think this is the beginning of the first step,” Gillibror said.
“But I think we’re still going to need to see the implementation of his executive order.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden, who also endorsed Trump in the 2016 election, said he thought it was important for Trump to address issues like drug abuse and the opioid epidemic.
But Biden said he also supported the president making it a priority to focus on addressing the opioid problem.
“The president is trying to make this an issue where he can be president of all Americans,” Biden said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“We need to do everything we can to help, we need to put this crisis in perspective and put this issue behind us.
He is putting that at the center of the debate.
I think it’s a good first step.”
Biden said he did not think it was a mistake for Trump and Romney to sign an executive memorandum that directs HHS to work to reduce the opioid abuse crisis in communities, even if it meant a massive increase in spending on programs that help struggling families and the homeless.
“It’s not the end all be all of the president,” Biden added.
“I think he did the right thing.
I hope it will inspire other presidents to do the same thing.”