Kellyanne Conway trolled mercilessly for ‘couchgate’ photo in Oval Office
Conway was caught kneeling on a couch with her shoes on, after she had just taken a group photograph of Trump surrounded by leaders of black colleges and universities.
Shoes on the couch in the Oval Office pic.twitter.com/h2MXUocEar— Jon Passantino (@passantino) February 28, 2017
As news of Conway’s ‘couchgate’ spread, many people appeared to be very offended by her disrespect. Some people were equally shocked that Conway appeared engrossed in her phone rather than paying attention to the people in the room.
Kellyanne Conway, a grown woman, supposedly professional, in the highest office in the world, acting like a toddler with no home training...— HART (@TEMPLE_LOTUS) February 28, 2017
Some implied it was particularly offensive in light of the guests present in the Oval Office, suggesting Conway’s faux pas was race-related.
Kellyanne Conway in the Oval Office: 'Gosh, so many black people in this room! OK. It's just a bad moment. Let's pretend I'm texting...' pic.twitter.com/k1UZjqDC3S— #RemoveTrump (@France4Hillary) February 28, 2017
The photographs presented rife opportunity for jokes, with the fictional Bowling Green Massacre meme being revived. Others sought to put Conway’s indiscretion into perspective.
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
@passantino is that the couch Clinton used for his interns? If so, I wouldn't worry about her shoes 🙄— commonsense (@commonsense258) February 28, 2017
@passantino If shoes on the couch were worst things to happen in the Clinton Oval Office...— Howard Roark Laughed (@Major_Skidmark) February 28, 2017
Many were quick to remind people of the horror Barack Obama caused when he was caught with his foot on the desk in the Oval Office...on more than one occasion.