President Donald Trump says he doesn’t want reporters to hear a story about a new fentanyl patch that is being offered to police officers in Texas.
Trump’s comments came at a press conference at the White House on Thursday.
The president also blasted the news media as being biased.
“The only news you’re going to get is fake news, and I don to be dishonest, I don t want to have the fake news,” Trump said.
“I don t think you should be covering the news.
I dont want to know anything about it, but it is not fake news.
You should cover it.
It’s not fake.
I do not want to see fake news.”
Trump, speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room, also dismissed the media as a “disgrace” and said the media should stop reporting on the fentanyl crisis in Texas and elsewhere.
“We have a lot of things going on.
We have a war, and it is a war and we have to win it,” he said.
The president also dismissed reports about fentanyl patches being available in other states.
“There are not.
There are no fentanyl patches in the states that are having a problem.
I know it, I have a deal with the people that are manufacturing fentanyl in Texas, because we don t sell them,” Trump told reporters.”
I am not saying they dont have them, because I know they do.
They sell them all over the place, and the only problem is they arent being produced by the people who do produce them.
So, there are not any,” he added.
“But the only thing we have is a little thing that is manufactured by the government and sold to us.
But there arent a lot.”
On Wednesday, Texas state police reported that there were more than 500 overdoses in the state in August, the highest number since the opioid crisis began in 2015.
Texas has also been hit hard by the opioid epidemic, with more than 300 people dead in the first three months of this year.
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