Monday, March 13, 2017
"Such A Great Country That Allows You To Be Here," Spicer Tells Native New Yorker
You never know who you're going to meet when you shop in Steve Jobs World. For the ever-hapless Sean Spicer, it was a feisty 33-year-old woman who got into his face and demanded answers on Russia.
His response: "Such a great country that allows you to be here."
Did we happen to mention that the woman, Shree Chauhan, is Indian-American? Did we also happen to mention that she's not just Indian-American, but all-the-way American? Wow, Sean — way to look at a woman with skin darker than yours and assume she's one of those nasty immigrants that your boss is always screaming about.
So we're left with a couple of take-aways from this encounter.
Does this administration view people of color as un-American? Or, at the very least, not American?
Since Chauhan was born in New York, does this administration not consider the Empire State to be part of the US? Famous New Yorkers, like Donald Trump himself, might be surprised to hear that.
Was Chauhan impolite? Yeah. Was she fabulous? Absolutely — because she was relentless, and because she used words like "treason." If this administration colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election, that's a word we'd use, too.
White House press corps, please take a cue from this. We cats PURR.