'Show some class' - Kellyanne Conway accused of lacking respect after casual Oval Office pose sparks outrage
Kellyanne Conway has been accused of lacking respect after a photograph of her kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office went viral.
Donald Trump's senior advisor is no stranger to controversy.
Last month she faced widespread criticism when she described a fake "massacre" in Bowling Green to justify Donald Trump's immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority countries.
She also courted controversy for using her position to endorse Ivanka Trump's brand during an interview with Fox News, something that the White House later "counselled" her for.
Kellyanne Conway checks her phone after taking a photo of President Donald Trump and leaders of black universities, colleges in Oval Office pic.twitter.com/MgVhCoJFuC— AFP news agency (@AFP) February 28, 2017
@AFP is it just me or does this image of Kelly Anne sitting with her feet up on the sofa during this meeting seem downright ignorant & rude?— SpaceShuttleAlmanac (@ShuttleAlmanac) February 28, 2017
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 pic.twitter.com/tU0CBS36Fe— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) February 28, 2017
did no one's mama tell Kellyanne Conway to take her feet off that damn taxpayer-funded couch? pic.twitter.com/I2BiqNNgAS— Mathew Rodriguez (@mathewrodriguez) February 28, 2017
Breaking news: Kellyanne Conway uses "alternative etiquette" by putting her feet on the couch of the Oval Office. pic.twitter.com/erb0KwyoBr— Chris Arthur (@arthurct20) February 28, 2017
On Monday, Conway was criticised again. This time, for the way she was sitting during a photo op with the US president and leaders of America's historically black colleges and universities.
Moments after taking the photo herself, Conway was pictured checking her phone with her legs tucked underneath her on the sofa. The pose sparked an online debate about decorum in the executive mansion.
"What are you doing on that couch Kellyanne Conway? Does not look respectful in the Oval Office," one Twitter user said.