Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway checks her phone after taking a photo of |BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images1/2 Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway checks her phone after taking a photo of |BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway takes a picture of U.S. President Donald |Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images2/2 Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway takes a picture of U.S. President Donald |Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images
Mom always said to keep your shoes off the couch — unless you're in the president's inner circle, it seems.
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, was snapped kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office Wednesday, while the president met with leaders of historically black colleges and universities. Perched on her knees, with feet behind her — and shoes on — Conway took photos of the meeting, sparking a debate about decorum in the president's palace.
Twitter users were quick to criticize the top aide, highlighting the apparent lack of respect Trump and his cabinet has for the office.
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Judging from that pose on the couch, Kellyanne Conway has zero respect for the Oval office or for herself. https://t.co/tZCLPgVT5t— HinterlandG (@hinterlandg) February 28, 2017
Jesus. My grandma would have smacked the shit out of me if I sat on her couch like this, and Kellyanne Conway does it in the Oval Office. pic.twitter.com/4H9KWeXuEA— Jeremy Smith (@JeremyInKC) February 28, 2017
Kellyanne conway must be sick in the head. Imagine the disrespect.— Daystar (@Fahd_kareem) February 28, 2017
So Kellyanne Conway treats the Oval Office like it's her own lounge room? More disrespect for the United States.— Ren And (@jemfinanderson) February 28, 2017
See this by Kellyanne Conway? That's privilege, ignorance, disrespect and arrogance in one photo right there. pic.twitter.com/3AAIT6NzaW— Richard Staple (@RichStapless) February 28, 2017
Kellyanne Conway is a pig. Such disrespect in a building once magnificent & revered. Trump and company is defiling this once great monument. pic.twitter.com/rG7zfm5oBP— Cindy (@cynsha) February 28, 2017
Others joked, reviving Conway's other blunders, like the "Bowling Green Massacre."
Kellyanne Conway in the Oval Office after losing both her legs in the Bowling Green Massacre. pic.twitter.com/eOj9fZ9OCh— E (@esheikh_) February 28, 2017
KellyAnne Conway responds to her feet on the oval office couch.— ✖✖ ALLEGEDLY ❌❌ (@chuckynachos) February 28, 2017
"Stop mocking me! ? I actually lost my legs in the Bowling Green Massacre" pic.twitter.com/RIAg7uOlP5
Some on Twitter compared the photo to those of former President Barack Obama, who was snapped with his feet on the Oval Office desk — photos that, at the time, had sparked their own debates.
How dare Kellyanne Conway disrespect the Oval Office! pic.twitter.com/AXf22Q8jMG— Jenna Abrams (@Jenn_Abrams) February 28, 2017
Why are you mad about Kellyanne Conway putting her foot on an Oval Office couch when Obama did this. Hypocrites ? pic.twitter.com/br4kqne5eK— ㅤ (@AFrenchForTrump) February 28, 2017