Muslim-American Comedian Sits Next to Eric Trump on Plane

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
December 3, 2016 Updated: December 3, 2016

Mohammed Amer, a comedian, was on his way to Scotland via plane when he was seated next to Eric Trump, the son of President-elect Donald Trump.

“Hey guys heading to Scotland to start the U.K. Tour and I am ‘randomly’ chosen to sit next to non other than Eric Trump,” he wrote.

He added: “Good news guys Muslims will not have to check in and get IDs. That’s what I was told. I will be asking him a lot of questions on this trip to Glasgow, Scotland. Sometimes God just sends you the material. #Merica #UKTour #HumanAppeal #ThisisNotAnEndorsement #Trump2016ComedyTour”

Amer, an Arab-American man of Palestinian descent, came to the United States as a refugee.

“You don’t even know how fantastic this is for me. I’m a Muslim named Mohammed who happens to be a stand-up comedian, and I’m sitting next to you. It’s perfect,” he told the Huffington Post of the encounter.

Amer told Eric Trump, the third child of the president-elect, that he’s not going to get a special ID.

“I was like, ‘Yo, and I’m not doing that [expletive]. I’m not going to get an ID, a Muslim ID and all this crap. I’m not doing that. [Expletive] that,'” Amer explained, per the Huffington Post.

Eric Trump told him, in response: “He goes, ‘Come on, man, you really think we’re going to do that? We’re not doing that.’ That’s what he said. ‘We’re not doing that,'” he recalled. “I was like, ‘OK, fantastic.'”

In all, he concluded: “I just know we had a good, decent conversation, and I think that proves that we can talk to each other, and I think that’s what’s most important.”