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First Lady Melania Trump ended her two-day, three state tour in Las Vegas participating in a town hall on the opioid epidemic, part of her Be Best campaign.
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The town hall in Las Vegas is the last stop for the first lady in her first over night domestic tour promoting her signature initiative ‘Be Best,’ which aims to improve the emotional and physical well-being of children.
Held at the Westgate Vegas Resort, the town hall discussion consisted of her remarks and Q&A style conversation was hosted by Blaze TV host Eric Bolling, who lost his son to an opioid overdose in 2017.
During the 30 minute discussion, Melania talked about what she has learned about the opioid crisis since launching her campaign last May.
“After meeting with so many families with heart-breaking stories, I’ve started to expand my focus to help children of all ages,” Melania said. “I’m struck by how many people have been touched by deep drug addiction.”
She also challenged the media to devote more time covering the opioid crisis instead of spending time covering “idle gossip or trivial stories.”
“I’d also like to take a moment to challenge the media to cover this very real issue as often as possible,” the First Lady said. “In 2017, we lost at least 72,000 Americans to overdoses—that’s 197 lost American lives per day – more than eight lost lives per hour. I challenge the press to devote as much time to the lives lost – and the potential lives that could be saved – by dedicating the same amount of coverage that you do to idle gossip or trivial stories. When we see breaking news on TV, or the front pages of newspapers – it is my hope that it can be about how many lives we were able to save through education and honest dialogue.”
“We all have a real opportunity to help this country save lives, and I know these are the real issues that people care about,” she said.