President Trump praises opioid memorial set to open outside White House

Trump tweeted his support for the opioid-abuse memorial, encouraging “all to visit and remember those who we have lost”


By EMS1 Staff

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced his support for the opioid-abuse memorial that is set to open outside of the White House in April.

ABC News reported that the “Prescribed to Death Memorial” was created by the National Safety Council and is set to be open to the public outside the White House on April 12, and Trump encouraged everyone to visit in a tweet.

"I encourage all to visit and remember those who we have lost to this deadly epidemic," Trump tweeted. "We will keep fighting until we defeat the opioid crisis!"

The Prescribed to Death Memorial will open in front of the White House on April 12. (Photo/WhiteHouse.gov)
The Prescribed to Death Memorial will open in front of the White House on April 12. (Photo/WhiteHouse.gov)

The memorial consists of a wall filled with 22,000 white ersatz pills that feature the carved faces of opioid-related overdose victims and reflects the deaths that the Center for Diseases Control said were the attributed to synthetic opioids in 2016.

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