The newest member of Trump's team has some tough work ahead of him.
Earlier today, Donald Trump appointed the newest Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, who has assumed the daunting task of tackling two rampant and dystrophic issues ravaging through America. When introducing this newly-elected member of congress, Trump revealed how "he will help lead our efforts to confront the national emergency of addiction and death due to opioids and I think we're going to be very tough on the drug companies in that regard and tough on doctors in that regard, because what's going on is pretty incredible."
Trump also spoke of Azar's duties to help "unravel the tangled web of special interests that are driving prices up for medicine and for really hurting patients."
The POTUS fully stands behind Azar's credentials and initiative to implement change, noting how "I know there is no one more capable, qualified and committed than you in overcoming these challenges, so important, and I will say this, prescription drug prices is going to be one of the big things and whenever I speak to Alex, I speak to him about that prior to anything else, and I know you can do it, you know the system and you can do it because it's wrong."
Azar has previous experience working under the Bush administration as general counsel, and later as deputy secretary of HHS.
Trump also gave reporters a preview of his State of the Union speech that is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow evening. Trump admits that "we're going to get something done. We hope it's going to be bipartisan because the Republicans really don't have the votes to get it done in any other way so it has to be bipartisan, but hopefully the Democrats will join us – or, enough of them, will join us so we can really do something great for DACA and for immigration in general."