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Kellyanne Conway is speaking out about that controversial couch photo.
In case there's some way you missed it, POTUS' counselor was photographed kneeling on the Oval Office couch, with her high heels digging into the cushions, as she tried to get "a certain angle" for a photo of Donald Trump with leaders from historically black colleges and universities on Monday.
After the pic went viral, the 50-year-old *tried* to defend herself while speaking with Lou Dobbs on FOX News.
"These are the presidents and other leaders within the historically black college and universities and they came to visit the White House. Of course, just today, the President signed the executive order on HCBUs and I had an occasion to speak at length to many of those leaders before that picture and after that picture and again today. And I really want to thank so many of them for coming to my defense because they were in the room and they know 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."
You didn't mean to have your feet on the couch?? What?
Lou also played a series of snaps of Barack Obama with his feet up on the desk or coffee table in the very same room — something the right says proves the hypocrisy of the controversy of the backlash over Kellyanne's photo.
Responding to that specifically, the conservative commentator complained:
"It is venomous, it is vicious, it bothers my children to be frank with you. I have 24/7 secret service protection because there are people out there who do wish us harm and people should take that very seriously. I am not a victim at all but people should take very seriously the import of their words, 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 occupants, then perhaps that's something positive that came out, but I of course meant no disrespect…this came from a journalist who is not happy that Donald Trump is the President but I just want people to focus on the great work of the HCBU presidents and how honored we were to have them here."
At this point, we think it's more important to focus on the actual meeting itself — but once again, Kellyanne is distracting from the real issues by making these terrible decisions.
We should also note that Trump's other aide, Omarosa Manigault, tried to defend Conway by claiming to have been the one encouraging her:
"I saw her taking pictures — it was a very sweet moment, to be honest. She looked down at the picture after she got it, and I looked at her and said, ‘Kellyanne, did you get a good shot?' Because I wanted one for my own records. I literally looked at her and said, ‘Kellyanne, can you try to get a good shot?' . . . She tried again; she positioned herself to get a better picture. It really was at my encouragement for her to try to capture such an important, historic moment."
With that said, there was absolutely no reason for the campaign manager to be sitting in that position in that setting — especially when there are dozens of professional photographers behind her who are certainly capable of capturing the moment at the right angle.
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