Thirty-three-year-old Shree Chauhan was in an Apple store in Washington, D.C. having her iPhone repaired. She said that on election day in November, the glass on her phone had shattered and that “there’s something symbolic” about that. “It serves as a constant reminder of what could have been and, how abnormal our current circumstances are.”
In her longwinded diatribe, she wrote about her concerns “early on” about Trump’s “fascist” tendencies:
“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.”
Apparently, Obama’s willful disregard for our Constitutional rights over the last 8 years was no big deal.
At any rate, she had finally made her way to the Apple store to have her phone repaired over the weekend. That’s when she spotted the White House press secretary himself (and agent of Putin) Sean Spicer:
“How does it feel to work for a fascist?” she asked. “Have you helped with the Russia stuff?”
“The Russia stuff?” Do you understand, Ms. Chauhan, that there is no evidence for this “Russia stuff?” They’re all baseless narratives fueled by bitterness that Hillary Clinton ran an abysmal campaign and lost colossally. And yet, in your tirade, you state, “Unlike this administration, I do not believe in ‘alternative facts.’ I believe in facts.” So, what are the facts of this “Russia stuff?” Or are “alternative facts” all you have?
In Chauhan’s harangue, she accused Spicer of not only working with a “fascist” and “treasonous” President, and helping with the “Russia stuff,” but also of leveling a racist remark against her. In her video, you can barely make out that Spicer says something like, “Such a great country that allows you to be here.” Apparently, that was “racist”:
“That is racism and it is an implied threat. Think about the sheer audacity of Mr. Spicer to say that to my face with a smile, knowing that he is being recorded on video and the position of power he holds in our government.
“I am still stunned by the boldness of having my citizenship threatened on camera.”
Yes, what a fascist country we live in. It’s so fascist that people aren’t even allowed to accost the press secretary of the White House without getting beaten by the Secret Service, and jailed and tortured by Trump himself.
Wait… Actually, that didn’t happen.
Spicer just smiled and did his best to ignore the lady.
And then she was allowed to keep recording, post her video on the internet, and even rant about it on Medium. But she thinks that Trump and Spicer and all the rest of the Kremlin are trying to silence her for “speaking truth to power”:
“And while I am fearless, I wonder how this administration will use its power to silence ordinary people like me.
“Will they come after my family? Will they prevent me from traveling like they did with Khizr Khan? Will they make sure that I am constantly under surveillance by the NSA?”
Um, you’re worried about the NSA now? Let me guess. When the NSA’s widespread surveillance of Americans was revealed under the Obama administration, that was totally different, right? And when Obama issued similar “travel bans” from Middle Eastern countries, that was totally different. And when the Obama administration conducted the largest roundup and deportation of illegal aliens in April of 2012, that was completely different.
When Obama did it, it was because of “hope and change.” When Trump does it, it’s “fascism!” You want to know what living in “fascist” dictatorship would be like? Go to North Korea and try doing the same thing to one of their senior government officials, and see what happens.
Don’t worry, lady. No one’s coming after you. You’re absolutely no threat to the Trump administration.
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