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    Default Trump trying to restart "drug dealer in chief" line of attacks on Obama?

    Not a fan of DGP but this line of attack from Trump is bit surprising even if Afghan opiods production/smuggling sky rocketed due to Obama policies:

    Trump’s effort to blame Obama for the opioid epidemic
    By Glenn Kessler August 11

    “Federal drug prosecutions have gone down in recent years. We’re going to be bringing them up and bringing them up rapidly. At the end of 2016, there were 23 percent fewer than in 2011. So they looked at this scourge and they let it go by, and we’re not letting it go by.”
    — President Trump, remarks before a briefing on the opioid epidemic, Aug. 8, 2017
    President Trump — who two days after this briefing said he would declare the opioid epidemic to be a national emergency — not so subtly tried to pin the blame on the Obama administration. “They looked at this scourge and they let it go by,” the president said, citing statistics that federal drug prosecutions have declined 23 percent since 2011.
    But there’s a problem: These stats don’t tell you much about opioids.


    Heroin epidemic: Why Heroin availability/use has spiked under Obama presidency?

    Brother of Afghan Leader Said to Be Paid by CIA - The New York Times
    Oct 27, 2009 - KABUL, Afghanistan — Ahmed Wali Karzai, the brother of the Afghan ... The ties to Mr. Karzai have created deep divisions within the Obama ...

    The Spoils of War: Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade
    Apr 1, 2017 - First published in 2005, updated in January 2015 and April 2017. Author's Note. In the course of the last few, there has been a surge in Afghan ...

    U.N.: Afghan opiate use doubles since 2005
    Jun 21, 2010 - KABUL, Afghanistan — Use of opiate drugs such as heroin and opium has doubled in Afghanistan since 2005 — with nearly 3 percent of ...

    Afghans' addiction to opium ravages adults, infants - USA Today
    Feb 8, 2015 - billion in U.S. aid fails to stem Afghanistan's growth as world's heroin supplier.

    Obama says photos of his high school drug use might have derailed his political rise
    The Washington Times - Monday, April 24, 2017
    Former President Obama said Monday that if his checkered pre-politics life had taken place in today’s social media oversaturated world, he might not have been able to win the White House.

    GOP senator blasts Obama as 'drug dealer in chief'
    Aug 22, 2016 - If a senator is going to suggest Obama is "acting like the drug dealer in chief," he should at least try to have the criticism make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post

    “If you had pictures of everything I’d done when I was in high school I probably wouldn’t have been president of the United States,” Mr. Obama said
    Truth is a social construct.

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