MSNBC recently featured a guest that claimed White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is racist and sexist based on a fake quote, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
The guest, Jason Johnson, is a journalism professor and also serves as a political editor at a small website. Johnson was referencing the recent incident between Spicer and journalist April Ryan.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
“I think it was offensive, I think it was inappropriate, I think it was racist, and I think it was sexist,” Johnson said.
“We also have to remember that this is the same Sean Spicer who was caught on camera when he was being annoyed by a local woman at a local mall and said, ‘You’re lucky that you still get to be in this country,’ and he said this to a Latina woman,” Johnson continued. “So it’s not like this is completely bizarre to think this is the case.”
Johnson was alluding to an incident earlier this month when Spicer was approached and berated at an Apple store by a liberal activist. But Spicer never said what Johnson accused him of saying.
In a Medium post after the fact, the activist in question, Shree Chauhan, did accuse Spicer of saying something similar.
“His words were clear: ‘Such a great country that allows you to be here,'” she wrote. “That is racism and it is an implied threat.”
But video of the incident reveals she took Spicer out of context.
“Such a great country that allows you to be here like this,” Spicer actually said, around the 17-second mark.
— Shree ✊🏾❤️🇺🇸 (@shreec) March 11, 2017
Many people reached out to Shree Chauhan over Twitter for her taking his comment out of context. She proceeded to block anyone who brought this to her attention.
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