The Daily Mail reported on Saturday while he was shopping in an Apple store, Sean Spicer was confronted by a woman who was filming the incident with her phone.
The woman posted the encounter on her twitter, where she berates Spicer asking him “what is it like to work for a fascist” and accuses Spicer of committing treason involving unconfirmed allegations involving Russia.
Spicer would calmly ignore the woman as he interacted with other shoppers and Apple employees as the woman disrespectfully kept putting her phone in his face and saying things such as “how do you feel about ruining our country?”
The only thing Spicer said directly towards the woman was “We have a great country”
The Daily Mail reported:
Chauhan, who is of Indian descent, believes Spicer was suggesting that she did not belong in this country even though she was born here.
However, Spicer could have been referring to the right of all Americans to exercise free speech – even to one of the most powerful people in the country.
Chauhan told DailyMail.com that she felt as if Spicer was suggesting that she had no right to be in the US.
‘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 way 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.’
Chauhan said that Trump’s election made her fear for her safety as well as for her future in the US, even though she is a citizen.
‘I woke up the day after the election in fear of what would happen to someone like me. And we’ve seen what happened.’
‘We’ve seen what happened to Indians.’