A man has been banned from flying Delta for life after his impromptu Trump rally while on board an aircraft went viral. The video, shot by passenger Emma Baum, shows a man on board the plane clapping his hands and standing in the aisle yelling enthusiastically about President-Elect Donald Trump.
In the video, you can see the man call the women on the flight "Hillary Bitches" as well as saying, "Donald Trump! It’s your president. Every goddamn one of you. If you don’t like it, too bad!"
Baum told The Morning Call that the man's fanatic behavior started in the terminal when he began yelling "make America great again." Baum, who currently lives in South America but was flying to Pennsylvania to visit family, was initially seated next to the rhapsodic Trump supporter. They started discussing politics (GIRL, WHY? NO!!) but she swapped seats so the man could sit beside his traveling companion. That is when he jumped up and started his animated rant. Baum informed the man that she was filming him, to which he replied, "Go ahead! I want to tell everyone about Trump. I hope it goes viral."
Be careful what you wish for, you obnoxious turd.
The sentient Facebook comment section was removed from the plane, but was allowed to re-board prior to take off. When he returned to the cabin, he reportedly said, "This is what I get for being a patriot" but managed not to have any more outbursts for the duration of the flight. Baum reported the man to the authorities upon landing.
Delta was slammed for their inaction over the incident and their decision to allow the man back on the plane despite his erratic behavior and disparaging words.
@Delta we women passengers wd like to know whether you consider such incidents as endangering our safety! Investigating not enough!!— Ritha Khemani (@KhemaniRitha) November 26, 2016
@Delta Tolerance of someone calling your customers "bitches" should not be tolerated. People have done far less and been escorted off.— Healings in Motion (@Brain2Retain) November 25, 2016
Delta CEO Ed Bastian addressed the episode in a memo.
As you may have heard by now, last week a video began circulating around the internet showing a disruptive passenger on board a Delta flight. This individual displayed behavior that was loud, rude and disrespectful to his fellow customers. After questioning the customer, our team members made the best decision they could given the information they had and allowed him to remain on the flight. However, if our colleagues had witnessed firsthand what was shown in the video, there is no question they would have removed him from the aircraft. He will never again be allowed on a Delta plane.
Many have pointed out that many people of color, primarily Muslims, Sikhs, Indians and African-Americans, have been discharged from planes for much less than this screaming white man who literally called a bunch of women "bitches."