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EX-TRUMP SUPPORTER NOW FEELS “BETRAYED”

posted Mar 24, 2017, 7:35 AM by PHS Warrior Beat
By: Rebeka Kline

 

    Kraig Moss sold his construction equipment and quit making payments on his mortgage just last year so he could follow now President Donald Trump on his campaign trail. He took his guitar and drove across America to sing pro-Trump tunes at rallies.

    Three years ago, Kraig found his then 24-year old son, Rob, dead at his bed from a heroin overdose.

    "In all fairness to your son, it's a tough thing. Some very, very strong people have not been able to get off (heroin),the biggest thing we can do in honor of your son ... we have to be able to stop it," Trump told Moss at a campaign event, "I know what you went through. And he's a great father. I can see it. And your son is proud of you. Your son is proud of you, I'll bet he was a great boy."

    "I truly believe from the heart that (Trump) is going to do everything he can. He's going to create treatment centers for the kids," Moss said last year.

    The Ex-Supporter now feels betrayed because of the new Republican healthcare bill, which will result in dramatic cuts in addiction treatment, which were previously covered with Medicaid via Obamacare in 31 states, including New York, where Moss lives.

    "This bill would devastate efforts to address the opioid crisis," commented Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, the director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. "There's no question this legislation in the House of Representatives would cost American lives."

    Moss now looks back to his days when he went around restaurants passing out “Donald Trump for President” CD’s. "I did a lot to promote his candidacy, now, I wish I had never sold my equipment." Moss said.

    However, Moss is still keeping a bright outlook for himself. Earlier in the month, Kraig organized a fundraiser in his son’s memory, where 300 people showed up in single digit weather. Moss raised $3,000 for a local drug-treatment center, and was able to connect with other people who had lost their loved ones to drug addiction.

    "We all felt less alone," he said.

 

Edited By: DH

Uploaded: 3/24/2017

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