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Trump Announces Deployment Of Military Resources To Double Down On War On Drugs

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In a scheduled briefing typically reserved for updating the public on the federal response to the current global pandemic, President Donald Trump instead announced that his administration is doubling down on the war on drugs, and sending military resources to increase surveillance, disruption and seizure of drug shipments into the U.S.

Representatives from the Trump administration said that "cartels" are planning to exploit the coronavirus pandemic by shipping more drugs across our borders.

They did not specify how or when this information was obtained or provide any other details about the alleged plans.

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In response to a reporter's question about why these resources are suddenly available, Trump said that America is not currently seeing an increase in drugs coming in from other countries.

"It's not that it's increased, it's where, we've probably got it down a little bit," he said. "But it's still a tremendous number of families are being ruined, lives are being ruined."

In response to a question about reports that China has underrepresented its total number of coroanvirus cases and deaths, Trump said he is "not in a position to confirm any of the numbers that are coming out of China."

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