The Detailed Context Behind The Incredibly Dumb ‘Kellyanne On The Couch’ Controversy

Kellyanne Conway has found herself the target of media derision after a photo began circulating of the presidential advisor kneeling on a couch in the Oval Office.The snapshot, which was taken by Brendan Smialowski of AFP, came as President Trump met with leaders of black universities and colleges.

Conway immediately drew the ire of the left, with many saying that she was being disrespectful. Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King went as far as to suggest Conway’s demeanor was racist:

But was Kellyanne just casually lounging around in the Oval Office at the time the photo was snapped? As it turns out, the President’s advisor was trying to get a good angle for a photo of the President with his guests.Here’s the full context:

As some have noted, this wouldn’t be the first time someone has had their feet up on the Oval Office furniture:

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