Former Fox News commentator Eric Bolling opened up Wednesday about the loss of his 19-year-old son Eric Chase Bolling from an opioid-related drug overdose in 2017, and said he was "overwhelmed" by the support he and his wife received in the aftermath of the tragedy, including from President Trump.
Bolling and his wife learned of their son's death on Sept. 8, and they would be informed seven weeks later from a toxicology report that their son died in Colorado after taking a Xanax pill laced with the painkiller fentanyl.
"This is the time to save some lives and that's what I hope I'm doing here, helping people become aware."
Bolling and his wife are expected to meet with Trump on Wednesday afternoon about the problem.
Bolling, who left Fox News following allegations of sexual misconduct, has channeled his grief into raising awareness about the inherent risks involved with drugs.