Right af­ter Trump blamed high drug prices on cam­paign cash, drug­mak­ers gave more

“The cost of med­i­cine in this coun­try is out­ra­geous,” Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump said at a ral­ly in Louisville, Ky., two months af­ter his in­au­gu­ra­tion. He went on about how iden­ti­cal pills have vast­ly low­er price tags in Eu­rope.

“You know why?” the pres­i­dent asked, be­fore spread­ing his hands wide. “Cam­paign con­tri­bu­tions, who knows. But some­body is get­ting very rich.”

It was March 20, 2017.

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