'He Really Helped Me.' President Trump Says His Brother Kept Him Away From Drugs

From TIME - October 26, 2017

During a Thursday announcement declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency, President Donald Trump discussed the challenges faced by his late brother, Fred Trump, Jr., who battled alcoholism before passing away nearly 40 years ago.

Trump called his brother a "great guy," adding that he's never had a drink of alcohol or smoked a cigarette because of Fred Trump, Jr.'s advice to stay away from them.

"He really helped me," said Trump. "I had somebody that guided me."

Trump said that people should follow a similar warning to steer clear of opioids.


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