It’s the photo that wouldn’t die!
Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday she meant “no disrespect” after a photo of her perched on a couch in the Oval Office sparked debate on social media.
Speaking on Fox News Business to Lou Dobbs, Conway said:
“I was being asked to take a picture in a crowded room with the press behind us. I was asked to take a certain angle and was doing exactly that. I certainly meant no disrespect, I didn’t mean to have my feet on the couch.”
The photo of Conway sitting on her knees on the couch in the Oval Office while Donald Trump met with leaders of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) circulated widely on social media.
Some Twitter users criticized Conway for putting her shoes on a couch in the Oval Office, while others posted photos of former President Barack Obama with his feet up on the Resolute Desk.
Conway with her shoes on the couch in Oval Office – consistent with general level of disrespect Trump team has shown pic.twitter.com/r8mMki0Yyb
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) February 28, 2017
People "outraged" at Kellyanne Conway putting her feet on a couch so she can take a photo, but… pic.twitter.com/6IW5Iv31qW
— Paul Sacca (@Paul_Sacca) February 28, 2017
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) February 28, 2017