BALTIMORE (AP) — Melania Trump is encouraging students not to abuse drugs, saying it will keep them from achieving their goals.
The first lady is addressing hundreds of middle and high school students attending the Baltimore Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness.READ MORE: Gov. Larry Hogan Defends Controversial Response Over Baltimore City COVID-19 Vaccines
She’s appearing Tuesday as part of her “Be Best” youth campaign, which focuses on the epidemic of often deadly opioid drug abuse.
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Mrs. Trump says drug abuse and addiction are “universal issues” that don’t discriminate.READ MORE: Officials Urge Latrobe Homes Residents To Get COVID-19 Test After Elevated Levels Of Virus Detected In Wastewater
And she tells the students: “I am in this fight with you and I am fighting for you.”
As she was introduced, the First Lady was booed for about a minute.
The summit is sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and actor Mark Wahlberg’s youth foundation.
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