People Are Furious at How Kellyanne Conway Is Sitting in This White House Photo

Feet on the couch? In the Oval Office?

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Update, 3/1: Kellyanne Conway responded to the online outrage about her Oval Office photos on Fox Business Network's Lou Dobbs Tonight. "I was asked to take a certain angle [photo] and was doing exactly that," she said. "I certainly meant no disrespect, I didn't mean to have my feet on the couch." She also said the photo came from a Trump detractor. "This came from a journalist who is not happy that Donald Trump is the president," she said, "but I just want people to focus on the great work of the HCBU presidents and how honored we were to have them here."

Original post, 2/28: President Trump met with leaders of historically black colleges and universities Monday, and took a photo with the group at the Oval Office. But counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway was sitting right next to all of them—well, kneeling, actually—and the photos quickly went viral.

What was designed as a good public-relations moment became a distraction, as Conway was shown kneeling on a couch at the Oval Office, checking her phone rather than paying attention to the moment. She was also photographed taking a photo with her phone from the spot, which may explain the weird kneeling position:

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People on both sides of the aisle called out Conway on Twitter, calling her behavior "trashy" and "disrespectful."

Conway hasn't responded to the criticism, but some Twitter users pointed out that presidents get casual in the Oval Office all the time, so maybe let's chill and focus on important issues here.

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