President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer was confronted by an education advocate named Shree Chauhan in an Apple store and peppered with a string of questions, including: “How does it feel to work for a fascist?
Spicer initially responded, “We have a great country” and appeared like he was trying to ignore the woman, even keeping a smile on his face. However, she kept it up.
You can watch the video of the Washington D.C. confrontation above. Chauhan tweets as @shreec. Her profile describes her as “Education advocate. Eternal optimist. Art lover. Arc bender. Firenzephile. Feminist. Fearless. Patriot. Slayer.” She was identified as Shree Chauhan by the site ShareBlue.
“How does it feel?” Chauhan asked in the video she streamed to Periscope and posted to Twitter. She wrote in the tweet that accompanied the video: “Asking @PressSec questions in Apple Store since he doesn’t like the press.” The confrontation occurred on March 11.
In a column on Medium.com, Chauhan explains, “From very early on, I knew that Donald J. Trump was dangerous for America and had fascist tendencies. His views on people of color, immigrants and Muslims are abhorrent. His actions against women are despicable. His willful disregard for our Constitutional rights is well, fascist.”
Here’s Chauhan’s profile picture on Twitter:
In the video, Chauhan continues:
“We have a great country. Have you helped with the Russia stuff? Are you a criminal as well? Have you committed treason too? Just like the president. Have you committed treason too? What can you tell me about Russia?”
“It’s such a great country that allows you to be here,” responded Spicer in a comment drawing him some criticism on Twitter.
Chauhan continued on. At one point in the video, Spicer talks to another man and again tries to ignore her.
“What can you tell me about Russia, Mr. Secretary? What can you tell me?” she says.
“Thank you very much,” Spicer says to someone in the room.
Chauhan won’t relent. She says, “You know you work for a fascist, right? You work for a fascist. How do you feel about that? How do you feel about destroying our country Sean? How do you feel about that? Do you feel good about the decisions you’re making. About lying to the American people? Do you feel good about lying to the American people?”
Eventually, Spicer walks out of the store.
Some on Twitter are criticizing Spicer’s comment to Chauhan:
She also pointed it out:
Chauhan has also responded on Twitter to people criticizing her approach:
ShareBlue asked Chauhan, whom the site says is of Indian descent, “how she interpreted Spicer’s remark — whether ‘be here’ was in reference to her being in the Apple Store or being in the United States — she confirmed that she felt he meant allowed her to be in this country.”
She pinned this tweet at the top of her page:
Read more about Chauhan’s bio here:
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