'All Bark And No Bite': Trump Holds Prescription Drug-Pricing Order In Search Of Deal

Trump seeking deal for drug prices

Two weeks after President Trump signed an executive order "Lowering Drug Prices By Putting America First," the White House still hasn't released the text of the order. The unorthodox move is apparently a leverage play, an attempt to squeeze drug companies into offering concessions, but so far there's little indication Trump is getting the deal he was after.

Trump had American flags and women in white lab coats behind him, his big presidential sharpie marker in hand when he signed the order July 24.

"This one will go into effect on Aug. 25 if we don't make a deal," Trump said at the time as he held the order up for the cameras.

TVNL Comment: Photo ops don't lower prescription prices.  Big Pharma is not on board, but Trump takes these meaningless photos anyway.