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 (@Thornton McEnery)1521745408.0
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 🎄 HOHOHOwers 🎅 (@Ian 🎄 HOHOHOwers 🎅)1521745398.0
Not if you're lactose intolerant. https://t.co/LeEaJE0J4r— Julia Manchester (@Julia Manchester)1521747588.0
the folks over on capitol hill have a new plan to beat the opioid crisis: Ice Cream and French Fry. it's certainly… https://t.co/Ga7Sj4FAPk— Erik Myers (@Erik Myers)1521748237.0
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— lvl 45 chaos potus LIMITED EDITION! (@lvl 45 chaos potus LIMITED EDITION!)1521749265.0
Wow great shit. Consider THIS crisis solved https://t.co/7LIYp3Fpfm— Patrick Monahan (@Patrick Monahan)1521745545.0
it’s Thursday in the desolate Rust Belt, you know what that means: it’s time to eat a single french fry and avoid o… https://t.co/43yg4IwmBM— Felix Gold Nova 1 (@Felix Gold Nova 1)1521746050.0
The new, Trumpified “just say no” campaign begins. https://t.co/fMKxBV8OeC— John Stodder Jr. (@John Stodder Jr.)1521746438.0
I was considering doing fentanyl but now thanks to Kellyanne I’m just gonna “have the French fry” instead. Saved me… https://t.co/tbTaaMUOAi— Mike Stephens (@Mike Stephens)1521746053.0