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Media Meltdown Over Kellyanne Conway Sitting on Oval Office Couch

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A photo of senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway sitting on a couch in the Oval Office, while taking photos of President Trump as he met with leaders of historically black universities and colleges, spurred outrage and debate on social media.

Leading the pack was Buzzfeed’s Deputy news director Jon Passantino, who said “Conservatives were pissed Obama put his feet on Oval Office desk. Watch their reaction tonight.”

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Motherboard reporter Sarah Emerson‏ said the Conway couch photo made her want “to go to therapy.”

Heat Street co-founder Louise Mensch said Conway was classless.

Meanwhile some liberal journalists, including Mother Jones editor Ben Dreyfuss, argued that far worse things had been done on White House furniture.

WashPo’s Chris Cillizza concurred:

“This is all par for the Internet outrage/partisan police,” Cillizza wrote.

Soon, social media was being inundated with several photos of President Barack Obama sitting on and placing his feet on the Resolute Desk.

Lost in all the Conway faux fuss was President Trump’s important and historic meeting with leaders of historically black universities and college.

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