WASHINGTON — An online debate about decorum in the White House broke out Monday when photos showed Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Donald Trump, kneeling on an Oval Office couch with her shoes on.
Conway is seen on her knees on the couch with her feet behind her in photos taken while the president was meeting with leaders of historically black colleges and universities.
Some Twitter users highlighted the photos as evidence of a lack of respect for the office by Conway.
But other users showed photos of former President Barack Obama resting his feet on the office’s Resolute desk during his eight years in office.
And several others said there are bigger issues to worry about.
Kellyanne Conway sitting on the Oval Office couch like it's her mother's house. 🤔🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/wdr7wIv3hj
— Buns Out/Abuti Buns/Mr.Buns/Bhanisa/Le Bunza (@MapsMaponyane) February 28, 2017
Oh my. pic.twitter.com/25NOvORSXt
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) February 28, 2017
nope nope nope pic.twitter.com/PeKfXoEY1F
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) February 28, 2017
In this photo exists every comment on race and on respectability to be had on earth pic.twitter.com/5E2Q38dxaX
— Theodore R. Johnson (@DrTedJ) February 28, 2017
*gasp* Oh no! Kellyanne Conway had her knees on the couch at the Oval Office! This is far worse than the millions starving in Africa!
— KentuckyWallChicken (@KentuckyWallC) February 28, 2017
It'll be hard to have a conversation more stupid than this kerfuffle over Kellyanne Conway's feet on a couch, but I bet we'll manage it.
— Jesse Walker (@notjessewalker) February 28, 2017