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TODAY   |  September 03, 2013

Obama’s foot on Oval Office desk stirs controversy

A White House photo that shows President Obama with his foot atop the Resolute desk in the Oval Office has sparked controversy, with critics calling the pose is “undignified.” But photos from the past show that Obama is hardly the first president to take up the pose.

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>>> anything strike you about the imagine you're going to see? it rubbed some people the wrong way. you can guess why it shows the president placing his foot on the desk in the oval office . some thought it was undignified and disrespected. someone noted ronald reagan never entered it without a jacket. others have been pictured putting their feet up. george w. bush was one. also gerald ford has been known to do it. what do you think?

>> do we really think no other president has ever put his foot on the desk?

>> let's go to the video tape.

>> it was a moment and i think it's much to do about nothing.

>> i was amazed at how limber he was.