White House senior advisor Kellyanne Conway, who is overseeing the Trump administration’s war on the opioid epidemic, advised young people to eat ice cream and French fries instead of the prescription opiiod medication fentanyl.
Conway shared her advice at Generation Next, a forum for millennials, notes RawStory.com:
On our college campuses, you folks are reading the labels, they won’t put any sugar in their body, they won’t eat carbs anymore, and they’re very, very fastidious about what goes into their body,
And then you buy a street drug for $5 or $10, it’s laced with fentanyl and that’s it.
So my short advice is, eat the ice cream, have the French fry, don’t buy the street drug — believe me, it all works out.
Conway was subsequently mocked for her advice on Twitter:
dear god we’re fucked https://t.co/WZ1Stm1XqO
— Katherine Krueger (@kath_krueger) March 22, 2018
Go home, people.
We just won the war on drugs. https://t.co/81zChla3TS
— Thornton McEnery (@ThorntonMcEnery) March 22, 2018
Phew, so glad we finally solved the opioid crisis. It was looking bad for a while. https://t.co/dW5iZYFgCS
— Ian Lockheed (@iggdawg) March 22, 2018
“Eat the ice cream, have the french fry,” …. yeah, that’s what I did in the 60’s when I was stoned!!! Is Kellyanne stoned?
— TimW (@TimW3811) March 22, 2018
Not if you’re lactose intolerant. https://t.co/LeEaJE0J4r
— Julia Manchester (@JuliaManch) March 22, 2018
shattered your kneecap in an industrial accident? kill the excruciating pain with some delicious ice cream, or perhaps “the french fry” https://t.co/MLtSn8h7zS
— *NSYNC: hug me, okay? (@sheckyyoungman) March 22, 2018
the folks over on capitol hill have a new plan to beat the opioid crisis: Ice Cream and French Fry. it’s certainly promising, let’s see how it goeshttps://t.co/2SLWrZXbU0
— Erik Myers (@emyers90) March 22, 2018
1. Fentanyl is not a street drug. Anesthesia staff use it all the time.
2. It would surprise me zero if Ms. Conway had a penchant for “non-street” drugs and pharmies like Xanax. https://t.co/Pwk0UyVXjR
— Sarah Studley (@StudleyEsq) March 22, 2018
Don’t do the cocaine. Do the Jesus. That shit’ll take you flying high to a little place called… Heaven. https://t.co/E3rhoEpcah
— lvl45 CHAOS POTUS who thinks he has ‘great Energy’ (@thetomzone) March 22, 2018
Wow great shit. Consider THIS crisis solved https://t.co/7LIYp3Fpfm
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) March 22, 2018
Narrator: “This is your brain on drugs. Get it?” https://t.co/f6MVzCBswp
— Barbara Zivkov (@BarbBQ2) March 22, 2018
i wake up i reach for my fentanyl i pause i smell frying potatoes kellyanne is in the kitchen i am thankful i see the factory start up i get a job god bless https://t.co/tcvME5GuZ3
— d☕️ne (@causalcoffee) March 22, 2018
Can confirm, free-basing ice cream and eating one French fry is way more euphoric than one of the strongest opioids on the market. https://t.co/RSOKPENwOl
— Chase Morgan (@chase_be_dozin) March 22, 2018
it’s Thursday in the desolate Rust Belt, you know what that means: it’s time to eat a single french fry and avoid opiate addiction https://t.co/Y8J4B7NNqT
— Business Industry CEO 🍋 (@ByYourLogic) March 22, 2018
The new, Trumpified “just say no” campaign begins. https://t.co/fMKxBV8OeC
— John Stodder Jr. (@johnstodder) March 22, 2018
“Have the French fry.” Thanks, Kellyanne! https://t.co/PmsUxoSjYb
— Nick Kerr (@nickkerr99) March 22, 2018
I was considering doing fentanyl but now thanks to Kellyanne I’m just gonna “have the French fry” instead. Saved me from a life on the streets! https://t.co/iPjSWBsD6l
— Mike Stephens Wearing a Turtleneck (@mikeystephens81) March 22, 2018
(Sources: RawStory.com, Twitter)