The View blasted President Donald Trumpfor his simplistic proposals to resolve the opioid epidemic that his roiling communities across America, after his speech in New Hampshire rolling out the administration’s response to the crisis.
“He’s such a simple thinker,” she said. “His solution is build a wall, lock em up, kill them. He never understands what causes an opioid addiction, what makes people commit any kind of crime. He never goes beyond the superficial, he’s incapable of understanding anything that’s not right in front of him.”
Meghan McCain tried to give Trump the benefit of the doubt, making a distinction between drug dealers and “kingpins like El Chapo or Pablo Escobar” — but conceded “I’m reaching here.”
“I think we need to have more compassion culturally in general for addicts, for this disease, for why people come to a place in their lives where they feel like that’s the only place they can go to,” she added.