In other news, over 42,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses in 2016, an increase of 28 percent from 2015 according to the CDC. The number of people who overdosed on synthetic opioids also doubled. For comparison, guns kill about 33,000 Americans per year.
Meanwhile, the number of American troops killed in action rose during Trump's first year, the first increase in deaths since 2011.
Finally, the number of coal mining deaths also doubled during Trump's first year. A total of 15 miners were killed in 2017, the highest number since 2014.
Make America Dead Again
How was everyone's holiday? I was sick for most of it, but it was nice to take a step back. It was -10 below zero here last night.