Photos of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway kneeling on an Oval Office couch with her shoes on have sparked an online debate about decorum in the executive mansion.
Conway is seen perched on her knees on the couch with her feet behind her in photos taken Monday while President Donald Trump met with leaders of historically black colleges and universities.
Some Twitter users were quick to highlight the photos as evidence of a lack of respect for the office from Conway and the Trump administration, but much of the criticism was just tongue-in-cheek humor at the bizarre sitting position.
“I have so many questions about this photo, but chief among them is why nobody is telling Kellyanne Conway to get her damn feet off the couch,” Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke tweeted.
Kellyanne Conway: “Stop mocking me. I actually lost my legs in the Bowling Green Massacre” pic.twitter.com/rtwAuRXnhL
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) February 28, 2017
remember when republicans used to flip out over obama oval office decorum pic.twitter.com/bGU4F7mlbX
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) February 28, 2017
I’m less bothered by Kellyanne’s feet on the sofa than I am by her choice to be so incredibly unprofessional in a room full of HBCU leaders.
— b̈́͐̐̊́͠͝͝ȁ̈́̓̅̂̓̏̄t͒ (@mzbat) February 28, 2017
If Kellyanne Conway’s feet on a couch is the worst thing that happens to you, might I suggest helping at a food bank to see real life probs.
— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) February 28, 2017