White House aides beware: Not everyone who asks you to pose for a selfie has pure motives.
Certainly not a liberal Washington, D.C. lawyer, Alfredo Joseph Pelicci, who posted a video to his Facebook page on Friday. In it, he is seen asking President Trump‘s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway to take a selfie with him — you know, the sort of thing that IJR‘s Creative Director Benny Johnson does everyday.
Who doesn’t want something to add to his me-wall?
Conway readily agreed. But next thing you know, Pelicci said, “Say ‘I’m ruining America!'”
As he’s snapping the picture and creating a video, Kellyanne says, “Happy? You must feel really proud saying that.”
In the Facebook post, the douchebag bragged about fooling Conway.
Pelicci is a 2015 George Washington University Law School grad. His LinkedIn profile says he’s an “incoming associate” at SWSR, where he drafts briefs and assists partners in courtroom proceedings and discovery matters.
In 2008, he worked on a campaign in Gainesville, Fla. that “successfully blocked a measure to remove gender identity protections from the local discrimination code.”
Before that, Pelicci was a campus coordinator for the “Fairness for All Families Campaign.” He says the campaign achieved success by persuading people to vote against “a harmful initiative denying protections for same-sex couples.”
Prior to that, he was a intern in the legal department of Florida’s ACLU.
Pelicci’s LinkedIn profile lists causes that he cares about:
Arts and Culture
Civil Rights and Social Action
A glaring omission to his list: Behaving like a partisan asshole.
I tricked Kellyanne Conway into taking a selfie with me and instructed her to say, "I'm RUINING America". #AlternativeSelfie
Posted by Alfredo Joseph Pelicci on Friday, March 3, 2017
UPDATE: It appears Pelicci has a wild side. In the summer of 2009, he was arrested for disorderly intoxication in a public place but plead guilty to a lesser charge of defiant trespassing. His case was addressed in Florida’s Alachua County Court.