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‘It is Venomous’: Kellyanne Conway Blames Oval Office Photo on Journalist Unhappy With Trump

Appearing today on a special edition of Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway addressed the recent photo taken of her in the Oval Office. The photo showed her kneeling on a couch in front of a group of HBCU leaders who were meeting with President Donald Trump.

Regarding the amount of backlash she’s received online from the picture, Conway initially brushed it off, explaining that she hadn’t really follow much of it.

“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,” she told host Lou Dobbs. “And what happened is we had the largest gathering of men and women to date in the oval office for a picture.”

Conway added, “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.”

Dobbs then asked Conway about the “deplorable” hypocrisy and the “venom of the left” regarding the attacks on her, especially when there are numerous photos of President Barack Obama with his feet on his desk.

“It is venomous, it is vicious, it bothers my children to be frank with you,” Conway stated, noting that she is under 24/7 protection while adding that she’s “not a victim.”

She then tossed out that this all comes from a journalist who is upset with Trump.

“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,” Conway concluded.

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