Saturday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer popped into the local Apple Store.

While there, he was ambushed by a woman who filmed the encounter. Relentlessly, she fired question after question, never even pausing to allow him to respond. Though nothing about the ambush suggests she was wanting dialogue.

Spicer was pelted with questions like “How does it feel to work for a fascist? Have you helped with the Russia stuff? Are you a traitor too? Are you a criminal as well? Do you feel good about lying to the American people?”

Politely and mostly ignoring the woman, Spicer smiled and responded only to say, “It’s such a great country, it allows you to be here. Thank you.”

The questioner is Shree Chauhan. She’s 33 years old and works for non-profit organization Parents in Partnership, an organization she runs. Not surprisingly, she’s been placed at the Betsy DeVos protest that took place last month.

Chauhan alleges Spicer displayed “thinly veiled racism towards her” by suggesting she shouldn’t be here. That’s some impressive word gymnastics, taking ““It’s such a great country, it allows you to be here. Thank you.” and turning it into something Racist™.


And as she told the Daily Mail:

‘He’s the press secretary for the president of the United States,’ she said.

‘Don’t tell me what he probably meant because he also works for this administration that has done all of these things.’

Chauhan was referring to Trump’s executive order in which he banned migrants and asylum seekers from six Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and Africa.

‘He could’ve said, “Such a great country that allows dissent,” she said. ‘There’s a lot of ways that could’ve been said.’

‘To have someone who speaks for the president of the United States tell me to my face that I shouldn’t be here and I was born here – that is a real thing.’

Surely she misunderstood what Spicer meant, right?

Chauhan believes harassing Spicer is helping to keep America free.

Words. How do they work?

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