It’s not just President Donald Trump who is upset with White House press secretary Sean Spicer. It’s the American people too.
“How does it feel to work for a fascist? Have you helped with the Russia stuff? Do you feel good about lying to the American people? Are you a criminal as well.”
These were the type of questions bombarded at Spicer when he walked into an Apple Store.
On Sunday evening, as Spicer shopped inside an Apple Store in Washington, D.C., he was confronted by an angry woman who tried to shame him for working for Trump. Shree Chauhan, 33, also filmed the entire encounter and uploaded the video on her Periscope.
On her post, the woman wrote, “Asking @PressSec questions in Apple Store since he doesn’t like the press.”
The press secretary largely ignored the woman as he browsed through the store but interrupted her once to say that she lives in “such a great country that allows you to be here.”
Writing about the encounter on Medium, Chauhan deemed the words to be racist as they most certainly were.
“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,” she wrote. “I am still stunned by the boldness of having my citizenship threatened on camera.”
On Twitter, people rallied behind the woman and called out Spicer for his racist comments.
May every young person in America see this, be inspired, and take it as a personal challenge. Raise the bar. Unleash your powers. https://t.co/lzi7EBfkPd— Mike Mongo (@MikeMongo) March 12, 2017
Sean Spicer to woman in APPLE STORE: pic.twitter.com/chy3VZvma4— Keoni Tyler's Public (@KeoniTylerPub) March 13, 2017
In which Trump toady Sean Spicer makes an ugly racist comment to an American citizen - because she's brown https://t.co/l2eEGLvzsR— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) March 13, 2017
Sean Spicer has his own "macaca" with an American woman of brown skin, telling her she's lucky to be in America. https://t.co/GmfnodXUCQ— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) March 12, 2017
This isn’t the first time Chauhan has made her views known to a person from Trump’s administration. She also participated in a protest last month and blocked Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos from entering a school in D.C.
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