Former President Donald Trump continues to make history as he faces a third federal indictment, this time on charges to overturn the results of the 2020 election and the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Experts are saying the latest criminal counts are the most severe yet. Juggling several different criminal cases is a difficult task, especially for someone campaigning for a second term in the White House. Former White House Press Secretary and FOX News Contributor Ari Fleischer joins the Rundown to explain how these cases will impact the 2024 election, why the charges are only fueling Trump’s supporters, and why being absent from primary debates may set a bad precedent for future candidates.
The 106,000 overdose deaths due to opioids in 2021 were outpaced in 2022; dangerous fentanyl and other black market drugs threaten to kill a record number of Americans in 2023 if this trend is not addressed. The White House says they are accelerating their efforts to combat overdose deaths and fentanyl being trafficked into the country. Dr. Rahul Gupta is the head of the Biden administration’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, and he says they have launched new programs to crack down on the illegal spread of opioids from the border and to expand Americans’ access to an over-the-counter nasal spray to save potential overdose victims. Dr. Gupta joins the Rundown to explain why the White House’s reinvigorated efforts to fight the opioid crisis will be effective and what must be done about all the fentanyl that is already in the U.S.
Plus, commentary from former California State Assemblyman and vice president of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Chuck DeVore.