The comments were made during an address Trump gave at the Whirlpool Corporation Manufacturing Plant in Clyde, Ohio.
The context of the remarks was an executive order that will mandate U.S. government agencies purchase all essential drugs from American sources.
Trump blamed the American political class for the fact that drugs are cheaper to buy in other countries [including] Canada even if they are made by the same company.
In terms of who Trump was identifying as his “enemies,” the president made reference to wealthy anonymous “middlemen” who skim profits from pharmaceutical sales.
The cost of prescription drugs is an issue in many countries and for NZ’s Pharmac. Stocks of pharmaceuticals are low, which is why many prescriptions have monthly repeats rather than 3 months supply as was the case before.