Video Appears to Show Woman Being Removed From Plane for Yelling at Trump Supporter
A video posted on Facebook appears to show a woman being booted from a plane after she allegedly berated a man for supporting President Donald Trump.
“You pretend you have the moral high ground but you put that man’s finger on the nuclear button,” the woman can be heard saying.
The man who captured the clip, Scott Koteskey, wrote that the woman got on an Alaska Airlines plane from Baltimore to Seattle on Saturday evening. Koteskey indicated he’s the man in the clip, according to his Facebook post.
In the video, she asked the man if he was in the DC area to “cheer or protest?” “I came here to celebrate democracy ma’am,” Koteskey recounted, according to Oregonlive.com.
“That man doesn’t believe in climate change,” she said. “Do you believe in gravity? Did you know gravity is just a theory?”
Airline workers then asked the woman to leave, but she refused.
“There’s no way I’m getting off this plane,” the woman added. “My husband lost his mother. Have some respect.”
Another clip showed the woman being removed from the jet as other people clapped and some chanted, “USA. USA.”
The woman indicated that she was heading to Portland, Oregon.
Koteskey said on Facebook:
I’m boarding my flight from Baltimore to Seattle and approach my seat. I had an upgraded seat that I paid a little extra for because of the long 6 hour flight. As I approach my row I smile and motion to the husband and wife sitting in the aisle and middle seat that Imy seat (sic) was next to the window. I put my backpack in the overhead and the wife with a very stern voice says to me:
“Did you come here to cheer or to protest?”
“I came here to celebrate democracy ma’am”
… I knew this was going to be a long flight at this point. She then proceeded with: (somewhat paraphrased as my memory allows)
Her: “You put a crazed man in charge of the nuclear codes! You should be ashamed!”
Me: ‘Well we’re all entitled to our opinions here ma’am.”
Her: “And I’m entitled to get drunk and puke in your lap! I’m going to throw up right in your lap! You make me sick! Don’t talk to me! Don’t look at me! Don’t you dare even put your arm on that rest. You disgust me! You should be ashamed of yourself! You put a maniac’s finger on the button” (assuming she’s means nukes). You are a bigot. You should get off this plane!”
Me: “ma’am, by definition, bigotry is disparaging someone prior to knowing them simply by their beliefs and opinions. Thank you for being the very thing you preach against.”