March 9, 2017 at 1:34 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Gay D.C. attorney trolls Kellyanne Conway while taking a selfie

(Screenshot via Facebook.)

Washington D.C. attorney Alfredo Pelicci trolled Kellyanne Conway during a selfie in a video that has since gone viral.

As first reported by BuzzFeed, Pelicci was at Italian restaurant Lupo Verde in D.C. when he noticed the Counsel to President Donald Trump.

“I walked right up to her and asked her for a selfie,” Pelicci, 28, told BuzzFeed.

Instead of asking Conway to “say cheese” as she posed, Pelicci asked Conway to say “I am ruining America” instead.

Conway pauses before replying, “Happy? You must feel really brave saying that” to Pelicci.

Conway’s off-guard moment has received more than 400,000 views on Facebook where Pelicci originally posted the video.

Pelicci told BuzzFeed that once he stopped recording Conway “became a little more agitated.”

“She kept continually saying, ‘You’re so brave. You should be happy’ and her tone became less professional as I was walking away,” Pelicci says.

In a Facebook post, Pelicci explained why he chose to troll Conway as a way to express his views.

“I am proud that, without the vulgarity and hatred promoted by the Trump team, I seized a rare opportunity to convey a message of disapproval directly to a key advisor who has played a role in shaping this dark political climate,” Pelicci wrote. “In doing so, I chose a method that would not only capture her attention but also the attention of others, who feel silenced, to demonstrate that we have many ways of speaking up.”

1 Comment
  • I have seen this story on several sites over the last week or so and this is the first to label him as “gay”. Front and center in the headline. Says a lot about this site/paper.

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