UPDATE March 1, 6:23 a.m.:
Kellyanne Conway defended herself after a photo caught her putting her feet up on the Oval Office couch during a meeting with leaders of historically black colleges and universities on Monday.
"I was being asked to take a picture in a crowded room with the press behind us, and I was asked to take a certain angle and was doing exactly that," Conway told Fox Business anchor Lou Dobbs Tuesday. "I certainly meant no disrespect. I didn't mean to have my feet on the couch."
Here's a clip of that interview.
It bothers my children, to be frank with you. I'm not a victim at all, but people should take very seriously the import of their words.
Dobbs and Conway pointed to an incident in 2013 when former President Obama was photographed with his feet on his desk, saying liberals were "deplorable" for attacking Conway more than Obama.
ORIGINAL STORY: Kellyanne Conway, one of President Trump's most high-profile aides, probably relished the chance to relax a bit as Trump met with leaders of historically black colleges and universities on Monday. But she might not have anticipated the backlash.
Photographers captured Conway kneeling on the couch in the Oval Office. This relaxed look kicked Twitter's imagination (and, in some cases, outrage) into overdrive.
Some thought it looked like she was playing Pokémon GO.
Others thought she was just being unhygienic.
I’ll say one thing for Kellyanne Conway. She’s roughly my age & if I tried to sit like that, my kneecaps would shoot across the Oval Office.— David Schneider (@davidschneider) February 28, 2017
Still others gave her credit for her flexibility.
But some observers saw something more serious in the incident.
Some thought Conway's relaxed stance was a subtle sign of disrespect for the HBCU leaders that were present at the meeting. Others saw it as a breach of decorum for the Oval Office, similar to a photo of former President Obama's feet on his desk which angered some critics. Still others insisted there was nothing wrong with Conway's actions.
Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson found the display disrespectful.
Bill Clinton received blowjobs in that very same office but let's pretend to be offended by KellyAnn Conway's feet on a couch.— KP (@krisp__y) February 28, 2017
Others pointed to past incidents within the office.
Why is Kellyanne Conway disrespecting the office where presidents typically order villages to be flattened from— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) February 28, 2017
Still others argued the office wasn't worthy of any decorum.
Journalists run toward a story about Conway sitting on a couch. Exactly like firefighters.— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 28, 2017
Critics argued the whole incident wasn't worth reporting.
Here are 15 times Trump trashed the media in February.