Alfredo Pelicci is a 28-year-old lawyer from Washington who was dining at the Lupo Verde restaurant when he noticed the president’s controversial counselor, Kellyanne Conway, and her bodyguard.
He told BuzzFeed News that he’d approached Conway for a selfie but pressed record instead.
And then he delivered the following line:
Say ‘I’m ruining America!’
Conway stared at the camera, still smiling, before responding:
Happy? You must feel really brave saying that.
Given its prime 'meme potential', the exchange was quickly shared online.
Some people really liked it:
@deray I've watched this about 80 times this morning.— Pete Haviland-Eduah (@Pete Haviland-Eduah) 1488636533
tears, this is hilarious. https://t.co/EADYyiAbCi— deray (@deray) 1488613768
What would you say if you had a photo op with @KellyannePolls? This guy sure nailed it! 😂 https://t.co/JgBF0bvjof— SeriouslyUS? (@SeriouslyUS?) 1488670395
Others were more the type to scream ‘stupid liberals’ into the void:
Liberal Idiot Asks Kellyanne Conway For Selfie; Reveals He Has No Class https://t.co/NqCDNRoLPM— Angela Current (@Angela Current) 1488771251
Jerk tries to punk Kellyanne after she agrees to selfie, but she gets the last laugh https://t.co/wIbeiWWSRI https://t.co/SyI3Zx3Hu4— Pat Benzaleski (@Pat Benzaleski) 1488770346
Overall though, most reactions were like this:
HE IS LEGEND https://t.co/aMn8fGtG5k— jesse hall (@jesse hall) 1488615085
Why did Pelicci do that?
He doesn’t agree with the administration – of which she is a prominent part – and their vision of America.
This administration is threatening the safety of transgender students, is actively targeting religious minorities, and is tearing apart families that have been in this country for nearly their whole lives.
There is also this:
Can we all stop and appreciate the enormous babe who took the "I'm ruining America" selfie with Kellyanne Conway? https://t.co/SJDkOAO3Mm— Adam Valentine (@Adam Valentine) 1488698163
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