During US President Donald Trump’s meeting with the leaders of historically black universities and colleges, the White House counselor Kellyanne Conway made herself feel at home by sitting on the couch – rather kneeling on it with her shoes one – and tapping her phone instead of focusing on the meeting.
This way of sitting is usual in living rooms across the United States, but it’s definitely not acceptable in the Oval Office. The photos went viral quickly and attracted a lot of furious reactions from the people.
People on either side of the aisle called out to her on Twitter, referring to her behavior as ‘disrespectful’ and ‘trashy’.
Bret Stephens, a columnist at Wall Street Journal was one of those who were aiming at Conway, indicating that aides under the preceding administrations would have caused even bigger uproar. He wrote – “If Rice or Jarrett had sat like this in Oval Office, conservatives would have screamed themselves hoarse for weeks. Now we own trashy.”
Ms. Conway’s inclination to be seated casually on the sofa appeared a step too ahead.
A furious debate was ignited among the Twitter users after the photo went viral. They classified the incident as an outrage, a chance for an overblown controversy or just for laughs. Read the mixed response from the Twitter users here: