By Stephen A. Crockett, The Root
A photo showing White House adviser Kellyanne Conway with her damn feet up on the couch in the Oval Office during a meeting Donald Trump had with HBCU leaders went viral Monday, and now Conway is offering an apology to those she may have offended.
“I was very busy today and didn’t follow a lot of it, but I know there are a couple of reports at least showing what happened. And what happened is we had the largest gathering of men and women to date in the Oval Office for a picture,” Conway said Tuesday on Fox News’ Lou Dobbs Tonight, the New York Daily News reports.
“I was being asked to take a picture in a crowded room with the press behind us. I was asked to take a certain angle and was doing exactly that. I certainly meant no disrespect; I didn’t mean to have my feet on the couch,” she said.
Because Conway was on Fox News and Dobbs is a deplorable, the host made it a point to say that all of the outrage was just “venom of the left,” since no one was upset when photos emerged showing former President Barack “Damn We Wish You Could’ve Gone Month-to-Month” Obama chilling in the Oval Office with his feet on the desk.
Cue the Conway-as-perpetual-victim music here.
“It is venomous, it is vicious, it bothers my children, to be frank with you. I have 24-7 Secret Service protection because people do wish us harm, and people should take that very seriously. I’m not a victim at all, but people should take very seriously the import of their words when I meant no disrespect,” Conway said. “But hey, Lou, if we started the trend here, where people are outwardly talking about greater respect for the office of the President and its current occupant, then perhaps that’s something positive that came out. But I, of course, meant no disrespect.”
And because the Trump administration has declared a full-on war against the media, who do you think Conway blames for the whole “couch-gate” scandal?
That’s right, an unnamed media person.
“This came from a journalist that is not happy that Donald Trump is the president,” Conway told Dobbs. “But I just want people to focus on the great work of the HBCU presidents and how honored we were to have them here.”