In an attempt to promote his plan to tackle the opioid crisis in America, Donald Trump gave a speech detailing his ideas. In response, critics of the president wasted no time firing back.

Trump on opioid crisis

One issue that Donald Trump spoke about during his campaign but hasn't taken much action on has been the growing opioid epidemic in the United States.

Earlier this year, Trump put Presidential Counsel and former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway in charge, much to the chagrin of many. In recent weeks, the White House has revealed several key aspects of the president's plan, which include the possibility of the death penalty for drug dealers, with CNN reporting that the idea is to increase the "penalties for the people who are bringing the poison into our communities."

As reported by ABC News on March 19, Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump elaborated further on his plan during a speech at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire.

Melania, with her eyes glued to the teleprompter, delivered remarks about the importance of tackling the issue of drugs in the country, saying, "We must continue educating (mothers) about the real dangers of opioids on unborn babies." After a few remarks, Melania introduced her husband who quickly arrived on stage, stating that his plan "will require the commitment of every state, local and federal agency.

Failure is not an option. Addiction is not our future."

"Whether you are a dealer or doctor or trafficker or a manufacturer, if you break the law and illegally peddle these deadly poisons, we will find you, we will arrest you, and we will hold you accountable," Donald Trump said. "It's an amazing thing. One of these drug dealers will kill thousands of people in their life time," Trump noted, before adding, "they'll get caught and get go to jail for 30 days or get a fine."

Trump's warning

"If we are not going to get tough on the drug dealers who kill thousands of people, we are just doing the wrong thing," the president went on to say.

"This isn't about nice anymore....This isn't about everyone getting a medal for talking and Frankly doing nothing," he added. Not stopping there, Trump then promoted the use of commercials on television and the internet to create horrifying ads to scare potential users away from the drugs. "When they see those commercials, hopefully they will not be going to drugs of any kind. We are going to save a lot of lives," he said. Trump continued with his speech, advocating for his border wall and the elimination of sanctuary cities, while taking a political shot at the Democratic Party.

Twitter reaction

As expected, those who oppose Donald Trump didn't waste anytime responding with thoughts of their own.

"Any news about his possible relationship with the p*rn star?" one tweet read.

"Get this glorified mail order bride off the stage," a Twitter user stated. "With Stormy's popularity rising across the land, let's hope FLOTUS is not in NH to order some opioids. Donald Trump says Stormy made it all up. Haha," another tweet noted. "Nobody cares what Melania has to say," an additional tweet added.

"Donald Trump is looking like death. Mueller is really getting to him," a social media user wrote. "What if one is an IDIOT POTUS? WHAT recourse have we, then?" a follow-up tweet stated.