President Donald Trump‘s one-man economic war against China has been highly criticized by congressional Democrats and his detractors, which in many cases, are one and the same.
Tariffs are flying on both sides, but what many Americans don’t know, or refuse to acknowledge is that China is also shipping powered and pill-formed death to America.
According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, President Trump was right in saying that China was pouring “poison into our communities,” as the Mexican military has just seized 23,000 kilograms of Chinese fentanyl at the country’s largest seaport that was headed to the U.S.
CNBC reports that “Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that can be 100 times more powerful than morphine. The Department of Homeland Security was considering labeling fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction earlier this year.”
“Just $5,000 can buy enough fentanyl on the Chinese market to provide lethal doses to half a million people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated there were around 48,000 overdose deaths in 2017 involving all opioids.”
Trump has recently ordered U.S. carrier companies like UPS, Fed Ex, and Amazon to “search for & refuse” fentanyl packages coming from China to combat the opioid crisis.
.@realdonaldtrump was right.
China continues to pour poison into our communities.
More than 23,000 kilograms of Chinese fentanyl seized at Mexico's largest seaport.
FINAL DESTINATION: USA. https://t.co/6n0LVeWRKH
— ONDCP (@ONDCP) August 24, 2019