Trump, first lady to discuss opioid crisis at Atlanta conference

Trump, first lady to discuss opioid crisis at Atlanta conference
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpClarence Thomas, Joe Manchin, Rudy Giuliani among guests at second state visit under Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump pushes back over whistleblower controversy White House releases menu for Australian state dinner MORE will travel to Atlanta next week to discuss the opioid crisis at an annual substance abuse summit.

Organizers of the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit announced Tuesday that the Trumps will appear at the event, which is hosted by the National Conference on Addiction Disorders.

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The president and first lady will address the conference of medical professionals, government officials and other stakeholders on Wednesday.

The White House tweeted earlier Tuesday about the president's scheduled appearance, but later deleted the message before reposting it.

President Trump has declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency to free up additional resources to combat the epidemic, which claimed the lives of nearly 50,000 Americans in 2017.

Melania Trump has focused on the opioid crisis as part of her "Be Best" campaign, which also addresses social media use and general well-being among young people.

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayOcasio-Cortez calls out Democrats for refusing to impeach Trump George Conway rips Trump: Ukraine allegations are 'over the top' Clarence Thomas, Joe Manchin, Rudy Giuliani among guests at second state visit under Trump MORE, who has spearheaded the administration's efforts to address the opioid crisis, spoke at the same Atlanta conference last year.