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Oct 28, 2016 6:15 PM

Trump attends NH opioid round table discussion

MANCHESTER — Following a rally for New Hampshire supporters, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump took part in a round table discussion about the heroin and opioid crisis.

"I just want to let the people of New Hampshire know that I'm with you 1000%, you really taught me a lot," Trump said.

Trump was joined by Rep. Frank Guinta, community leaders and families who lost a loved one to addiction. The presidential hopeful stressed the importance of cracking down on the flow of illegal drugs into the United States.

"We're going to work on trying to help the people that are so seriously addicted and we're going to stop the drugs because the best way to get rid of addiction is to not have the drugs," Trump said.

Some at the round table expressed the need for treatment funding.

Advocate Kriss Blevens, who lost her step-daughter to an overdose, said she didn't get the chance to address Trump directly but managed to still deliver her message.

"I gave him my speech with my cell phone on it because I want to talk to him about, in addition to building walls really that it's time to do it get a promise that he's going to build bridges. Bridges for people that are sick suffering and dying. Not just in this state but in this whole country from addiction," Blevens said.

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