March 12, 2017

If only the useless American media and press were half as rude insistent as this woman in demanding answers to really fundamental questions on why this assault on American democracy is happening.

Source: Daily Mail

Sean Spicer was confronted while shopping in an Apple Store on Saturday by a woman who filmed the encounter in which she called Trump a 'fascist' and accused the White House press secretary of racism.

Shree Chauhan, a 33-year-old Indian-American woman who lives in Washington, DC, posted the video in which she walks up to Spicer and begins harassing him as he shops.
She begins by asking Spicer: 'How does it feel to work for a fascist?'

Spicer responds: We have a great country' while appearing to try and ignore the woman.

UPDATE: Shree Chauhan has a post at Medium on their encounter, including what she felt was thinly, or not so thinly, veiled racism.

When I confronted Mr. Spicer, I wanted to speak truth to power. It wasn’t until hours later that it was revealed to me that Mr. Spicer had said, “such a great country that allows you to be here,” to me.

Unlike this administration, I do not believe in “alternative facts”. I believe in facts. I do not believe in accusing someone of this level of racism, if in fact it was not.
So I watched the video over and over again. I had other people watch it. I watched it with the sound off so I could watch Mr. Spicer’s lips and make sure words match up with the consonants I thought I heard. I watched it with the volume all the way up with my eyes closed.

And his words were clear.

“Such a great country that allows you to be here.”

That is racism and it is an implied threat. Think about the sheer audacity of Mr. Spicer to say that to my face with a smile, knowing that he that he is being recorded on video and the position of power he holds in our government.

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