Kellyanne Conway Puts Her Feet Up in Oval Office, Twitter Goes Berserk

Some users find it disrespectful while others point to old photos of Obama

Twitter is in an uproar over a photo of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway sitting on a couch in the Oval Office with her feet tucked under her and her shoes on the sofa, even though a second photo revealed revealed she was simply taking a photo.

The now-infamous Associated Press photo shows the Oval Office packed with representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities while Conway looks her phone. Twitter users are split on the situation: some view her pose as a sign of disrespect; others say it’s not a big deal.

Wall Street Journal editor Bret Stephens tweeted: “If Rice or Jarrett had sat like this in Oval Office conservatives would have screamed themselves hoarse for weeks. Now we own trashy.”

Conway was the first successful female presidential campaign manager in history, but lately has been caught up in various scandals, including misspeaking about the details of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation and being accused of an ethics violation when she promoted Ivanka Trump’s clothing line on Fox News during an interview on “Fox & Friends.”

Frequent TV appearances have resulted in Conway emerging as a household name who is frequently mocked on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Many Conway defenders have pointed to various photos of President Obama with his feet on the desk in the Oval Office.

 

Others have been extremely critical of Conway: