Senior White Home adviser Kellyanne Conway has sparked a social media storm after photos emerged of her kneeling on the couch within the Oval Workplace together with her sneakers on.
Ms Conway is seen clutching her telephone as US President Donald Trump poses with leaders of traditionally black schools and universities.
Twitter customers accused her of “disrespect”.
Ms Conway was taking her personal photographs on the time.
“That is no technique to act within the Folks’s Oval Workplace,” tweeted one person of the social media web site.
“Consider all the nice individuals who sat on that sofa and put your toes down,” wrote one other.
The photographs led some to query Ms Conway’s physique language, suggesting that she was not taking the assembly on Monday critically.
Others downplayed the thrill, indicating that it was all a little bit of a storm in a teacup.
The photographs of Ms Conway additionally drew comparisons to taken in 2013 exhibiting then President Barack Obama with a foot up on the Oval Workplace desk.
“What a narrative. Hope Obama by no means put his toes up on the furnishings,” writes Kevin.
Mr Trump was assembly leaders of traditionally black schools and universities to debate his administration’s assist for the faculties, together with contracts and grants.
Ms Conway isn’t any stranger to controversy. Earlier this month she was criticised after citing a “massacre” which never happened whereas defending Mr Trump’s controversial immigration ban.
Her latest promotion of merchandise linked to Mr Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, led to requires an investigation into whether or not she had violated ethics guidelines.