Kellyanne Conway, the person Trump inexplicably put in charge of fixing the problem of opioid addiction in America, showed how totally unqualified she was for that job by telling young people that they should just eat ice cream instead of buying illegal opioids on the street.
“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.”
Not since Nancy Reagan have we heard such inspiring advice. Kiss the opioid problem goodbye, folks, she’s got this one licked. Kellyanne Conway is a pollster, moonlighting as a spokesperson. Neither of those things makes you even remotely qualified to run the federal government’s response to a public health problem. You might as well name her chief engineer on the space shuttle program, she would be just as clueless. This is what happens when you put amateurs in charge of things.