Secret : Pres. Trump EMOTIONAL STORY ABOUT HIS BROTHER!
President Trump gave an incredible speech Thursday evening declaring the opioid epidemic a national crisis.
During his speech, the president invoked the memory of his older brother Fred Trump Jr., who died from alcoholism at the young age of 43 in 1981. It was a tender moment for a president who is usually known for his brashness tough talk. He said:
“I learned myself. I had a brother Fred. Great guy. Best looking guy, best personality- much better than mine. But…he had a problem with alcohol. And he would tell me- don’t drink. Don’t drink. He was substantially older, and I listened to him, and I respected him.”
But he would constantly tell me- don’t drink. He would also add- don’t smoke. But he would say it over and over and over again. And to this day I’ve never had a drink, and I’ve had no longing for it, I’ve had no interest in it- I’ve never had a cigarette.”
“I had somebody to guide me. And he had a very tough life. He was a strong guy, but it was a tough thing that he was going through. But I learned because of Fred- I learned.”
It was incredibly moving of President Trump to talk about his brother’s death so frankly. After suffering through such a terrible personal tragedy
President Trump promised a new advertising campaign against drug use that would emphasize the importance of never even starting:
“If we can teach young people- and people generally- not to start, it’s really easy not to take them. And I think that’s going to end up being our most important thing- really tough, really big, really great advertising. So we get to people before they start.”
Check out his whole speech here:
The opioid epidemic is taking this country by storm. Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999- it is a national disaster of unmitigated proportions. President Trump is right- we need to help those who are addicted, but as his brother Fred told him, the best way to stop is to never start.
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