Yellen Confesses to Consuming Psychedelic Mushrooms During Visit to China
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen recently shared a humorous yet concerning anecdote about her experience dining on hallucinogenic mushrooms i...
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's Experience with Hallucinogenic Mushrooms in China
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen recently shared a humorous yet concerning anecdote about her experience dining on hallucinogenic mushrooms in China. During an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Yellen was asked about her encounter with "magic mushrooms" at a restaurant in Beijing earlier this year.
Yellen revealed that she unknowingly consumed a dish containing hallucinogenic mushrooms during a dinner arranged for her on a recent trip to China. She explained that the person who organized the dinner had placed the order, and she was not aware of the mushrooms' properties at the time. She only learned about their hallucinogenic nature later.
The mushrooms served at the restaurant were cooked properly and had no negative impact. Yellen and everyone else who ate the mushrooms enjoyed them and did not experience any ill effects.
The exchange between a reporter and a Biden administration official has sparked mixed reactions on social media. Some people found humor in the situation, with one NPR correspondent making an economics joke. However, others expressed uneasiness or ridiculed the official.
According to a post by Senator John Cornyn, a member of President Biden's cabinet allegedly consumed hallucinogenic mushrooms while in China. Cornyn expressed his disbelief at the situation. Eric Garland, a self-proclaimed geopolitical analyst with a significant following, suggested that intelligence officers may use psychedelics to compromise their targets. Garland called for severe diplomatic consequences if this incident was part of an operation targeting Janet Yellen, another member of Biden's cabinet.
The content provided is a quote from Steve Guest, a conservative commentator, and a comment from Jake Schneider, a member of the Republican National Committee. Steve Guest criticizes Joe Biden's administration, specifically the Treasury Secretary, for appearing on CNN to discuss "shrooming" while in China. Jake Schneider sarcastically remarks that this administration is very serious.
Janet Yellen, the US Treasury Secretary, visited China in early July and dined at a Yunnan food chain called Yi Zuo Yi Wang. According to CNN, Yellen enjoyed the mushrooms at the restaurant and ordered four portions of a Yunnan wild mushroom species called jian shou qing. The restaurant later shared on the Chinese social media platform Weibo that Yellen "loved" the mushrooms and described the day as "extremely magical."
In an interview with the secretary, it was revealed that a wild mushroom dish at a restaurant in China has been selling out after Janet Yellen's visit. Yellen, during her time in China, discussed various issues including economic competition, national security, and climate finance. She described the talks as productive.