Donald Trump and his adminsitration have got to be the most hated team the country has ever had in the White House. Trump has made his team a reality show and a circus, appointing some extremely unqualified, but memorable characters to help him destroy the country. Among the most repulsive and hated characters on Trump’s team is counselor Kellyanne Conway, who has become infamous for her nonstop lies and ridiculous statements to defend Trump. And unfortunately, we’re all going to be seeing much more of her in the near future.
Apparently, Trump has given Conway a larger role in the White House, as she has been leading meetings related to the opioid crisis. These meeting have been held with officials across several federal departments – a position that Conway is clearly not qualified for, but when has that ever stopped Trump from putting someone in charge?
As Conway has just recently been put in charge of this “opioids cabinet”, the White House is already facing criticism for this exercise in horrible judgment. Everyone knows that Conway has zero experience as a policymaker and has never worked with addiction issues before. Conway’s only experience and personal interest in this cause is having a cousin who passed away from a drug overdose. However, Conway doesn’t mind one bit that Trump is using her to stand in for a more qualified agency head:
“I’m no substitute for that. Those are incredibly important roles and I think the men currently in those jobs as acting directors are really doing excellent jobs of making sure there’s seamless activity.”
The opioids cabinet, which includes employees from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of National Drug Control Policy and other executive brach offices, is centered around encouraging Congress to designate more funding for addiction treatment and prevention programs. And of course, no White House role is complete without a bunch of a** kissing. When speaking about addiction in the country, Conway said:
“I’ve always been fascinated by the fact that the president has never tried a cigarette, a drop of alcohol – a drop of coffee, for that matter.”
Expect Conway’s newer, expanded role to be just like her television appearances – misleading, ineffective, and just another way to stroke Trump’s ego.
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