Kellyanne Conway — rumored to be the next White House communications director — drew a strong reaction on social media with a joke about drug use at a forum for millennials.
Introducing Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and the Department of Justice’s Sarah Isgur Flores, Conway discussed fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is significantly more potent than heroin.
“On our college campuses, your folks are reading the labels, won’t put any sugar in their body, they don’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 and it’s laced with fentanyl, and that’s it,” she said.
‘My short advice is, as somebody double your age, eat the ice cream, have the French fry, don’t buy the street drug.’
Fairly or not, the comment came in for merciless mocking.
Kellyanne Conway on avoiding opioids: Eat the ice cream, have the french fries
Original SourceWritten by: Steve Goldstein, Mar 22, 2018, MarketWatch
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- 5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Mar 30, 2018
While I understand that kellK is trying to be encouraging, I think she might not be the best person to speak authoritatively on this topic. It's a topic that requires a lot of love and a lot of truth. It's way to multifaceted to throw ice cream and french fries at it. Not denying its a crisis, but I'm hoping for a more educated, compassionate viewpoint from the admin.
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- 2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Mar 30, 2018
Give me a break. I found this article to be very superficial and pretty ridiculous. It doesn't tell us anything about this insipid woman's credentials or background, or the context for her idiotic remarks. Who IS she and where did she come from? THIS is considered to be newsworthy?
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- 5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Mar 26, 2018
In defense of Ms. Conway, she maintained a perfectly parallel sentence structure with the series of singles. You have ice cream and street drug, both single. What, you want her to suddenly disturb the symmetry of it all with an isolated plural when it comes to the French fry item on the list? These reckless college students on street drugs show no regard for precious human sentence structure and it's enough to drive one to eating a French fry followed by a spoonful of ice cream topped with a sprinkle.