She also addressed the controversy during an appearance on “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” telling the Fox Business Network host that she 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,” she told Dobbs. “I certainly meant no disrespect, I didn’t mean to have my feet on the couch.”

“I am not a victim at all but people should take very seriously the import of their words,” she later said, after Dobbs asked about “the venom of the left.”

She added: “But hey, Lou, if we started a trend here, where people are outwardly talking about greater respect for the office of the president and its current occupant, then perhaps that’s something positive to come out.”