During an interview at Generation Next, a millennial forum hosted in D.C. on Thursday, White House adviser and opioid epidemic chief Kellyanne Conway said young people could avoid fentanyl by eating ice cream and french fries. Upon hearing her sage advice, Twitter had a field day.
“On our college campuses,” Conway told her millennial interviewers, “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,” she continued.
“My short advice is, eat the ice cream, have the French fry, don’t buy the street drug,” the Trump administration’s chief opioid counselor advised. “Believe me, it all works out.”
“Dear God,” Splinter’s Katherine Kreuger tweeted in response to Conway’s advice. “We’re all f*cked.”
“Go home, people,” comedian Thronton McEnery responded. “We just won the war on drugs.”
Go home, people.
We just won the war on drugs. https://t.co/81zChla3TS
— Thornton McEnery (@ThorntonMcEnery) March 22, 2018
Check out more responses below:
Phew, so glad we finally solved the opioid crisis. It was looking bad for a while. https://t.co/dW5iZYFgCS
— Ian Bowers (@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
— among yucky hens (@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
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
— ℓѵℓ 45 ૮ɦασร ρσƭµร (@thetomzone) March 22, 2018
Wow great shit. Consider THIS crisis solved https://t.co/7LIYp3Fpfm
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) 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
— rom fan assoc. (@causalcoffee) 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
— getting why boy wasted (@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