Kellyanne Conway calls Oval Office couch backlash 'vicious' and 'venomous'

White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway has spoken out after she faced backlash for putting her feet on an Oval Office couch, saying she "meant no disrespect."

President Trump's former campaign manager appeared on Fox Business Network's Lou Dobbs Tonight on Tuesday, and responded to her having been photographed with her feet up during a White House meeting with the heads of U.S. historically black colleges and universities (HBCU's).

"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 Dobbs in the interview. "I certainly meant no disrespect. I didn't mean to have my feet on the couch."

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Dobbs went on to call social media response to Conway's couch maneuver "venom of the left" and "deplorable" hypocrisy, offering an image of former president Barack Obama with his foot on the Oval Office desk as an equivalent gesture.

Dobbs decried the "deplorable" hypocrisy and "venom of the left" in the criticism of Conway given the light treatment Dobbs felt President Obama got for putting his feet on the famous Resolute Desk.

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"It is venomous," Conway responded. "It is vicious. 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."

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