Trump aide Conway draws ire for kneeling on White House sofa

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway sparked social media fury late on Monday (Feb 27) after kneeling on a White House sofa with her shoes on.

In an image captured by an AFP photographer, Conway appears casually kneeling on the couch as Trump poses for a photo with leaders of historically black colleges and universities.

Twitter users were quick to berate Conway, with many calling her body language a sign of “disrespect.”

“Conway with her shoes on the couch in Oval Office – consistent with general level of disrespect Trump team has shown,” tweeted one user.

“The new stock photo for ‘white privilege,'” wrote another Twitter user of the image, which shows her surrounded by a large number of black people who are standing.

“The country’s most esteemed African American educators have gathered together at the White House, and Kellyanne Conway cannot be…

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