"You have people that go to the hospital with a broken arm, and they come out, and they're addicted", Trump said. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.
On Tuesday, Sessions announced that the federal government would seek reimbursement from major drug companies and distributors to recoup costs from the opioid epidemic.
"We need strength against pushers and drug dealers", he said.
"Most of them don't even go to jail", he said.
"Some countries have a very, very tough penalty".
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"We have pushers and drug dealers that don't - I mean they kill hundreds and hundreds of people and majority don't even go to jail".
President Trump suggested executing drug dealers to crack down on America's opioid crisis.
He sees people who "shoot one person" get given a life sentence in prison or the #Death Penalty, while the opioid dealers, who he says "can kill two thousand, three thousand people", and "nothing happens to them".
Speaking at the White House opioid summit, Trump said countries with the "ultimate penalty" have less of a drug problem than the USA pic.twitter.com/npkFcjk4ah- BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) March 1, 2018 " Some countries have a very, very tough penalty - the ultimate penalty", said Trump. "So we're going to have to be very strong on penalties".
The panel also heard statements from several people affected by the opioid epidemic, including former Fox News host Eric Bolling, whose son died after an accidental drug overdose.