Sean “Spicy Facts” Spicer can’t catch a break, and he shouldn’t because he’s an ass. On Saturday, Spicy was out at an Apple Store in Washington, D.C., when Shree Chauhan spotted his dumb ass and decided that he needed to answer some questions live on Periscope.
“How does it feel to work for a fascist?” she asked the White House press secretary. “Have you committed treason, too?” and “What can you tell me about Russia?”
Of course Spicy did what most white men who support President TrumPutin do: He made a fucked-up and racist-y comment about Chauhan being “allowed” to be in this country.
“It’s such a great country, it allows you to be here. Thank you,” Spicy said.
Chauhan, a Hillary Clinton supporter, wrote in an essay for Medium that she was at the Apple Store to get her iPhone screen fixed when she saw ol’ Spicy Facts. She admits that she wasn’t polite with her questioning, and why should she be? Here is a man who speaks for arguably the vilest man ever elected president. But it was Spicer’s response that really threw Chauhan.
I am still stunned by the boldness of having my citizenship threatened on camera, she wrote.
I was not polite. But when does being impolite mean that I should be thrown out of the United States of America? The country I was born in, the country I was raised in, the country I love despite its flaws.
I have spent enough time with online to encounter rabid Trump supporters. Many of these folks see my brown skin and question my citizenship. They question whether I am here legally. They tell me to leave the country. They have told me to go back to where I came from. To which my snarky reply is often, “Go back where? New York?”
It’s a question many people of color have when the administration and its merry band of hooded followers shout nasty comments about going back to where you came from.
Good to see that people are willing to hold this administration’s feet to the flames. And don’t whine for Spicy Facts; he knew what he was getting into when he took the job. Working for a fascist is a full-time job, even when you want to hit the Apple Store.