Ok, what is wrong with this picture? A video taken by passenger Emma Baum shows an obnoxious man yelling support for Donald Trump on her flight and calling other passengers “Hillary bitches.” Delta proceeds to take the man off the plane but then returns the man to his seat and allows him to take the flight. Come again? A passenger yells profanities and abuses other passengers and Delta still reportedly allows him to take that flight with those passengers? Update: Delta has now banned the man from Delta flights for life.
If there was a passenger who was arguing with the man, it does not appear on the videotape. If so, that passenger should also have been removed if he or she was disruptive in the same fashion. If he was drunk, a later flight offers a wonderful opportunity to sober up. The point is that this is not about politics but rather conduct.
Here is the video:
The flight was from Atlanta to Allentown and the man had already obviously been screaming before the videotape began. The man was yelling “Donald Trump baby!” and We got some Hillary bitches on here?” while pointing at passengers. He added “Donald Trump is your President. Every god damn one of you. If you don’t like it, too bad.”
I could not care less who he supported. The fact is that he was yelling and abusing passengers but Delta still returned him to the flight. He clearly was not apologetic according to one witness who said that, upon sitting back down, the man said “This is what you get for being a patriot.”
No, this is what you get for being a utter idiot and nuisance. Indeed, his rude performance likely delighted some who want to portray all Trump supporters as part of that “basket of deplorables.” I do not blame other passengers being a tad put out in learning that someone can engage in such bizarre and disturbing fashion but still be deemed fit to fly, particularly after all of stories of people being booted over tee-shirts (and here) or tweets.
What do you think?