An Arab-American comedian had the somewhat surreal experience of sitting next to Eric Trump, the president-elect’s third eldest child, on a long-haul flight to the Scotland, CNN reported.
Comedian Mohammed Amer, or “Mo” for short, was headed to the United Kingdom on Nov. 30 to kick off a 25-venue tour for the charitable organization Human Appeal.
Amer seized the opportunity as a chance to get new material for his show. He told BuzzFeed,
“As a comedian it’s my responsibility, it’s my duty to find out as much information as possible to provide an accurate commentary. So for me it’s like I’m not rejecting a gift from the divine. Are you kidding me? ‘I just gave it to you on a platter. Do you want to deny this whole situation?’ Of course not, I’m gonna jump right in.”
Aside from working on his routine, Amer apparently asked Trump the million-dollar question, which all Muslims in America are wondering right now. Amer’s Facebook post implied that he had learned that perhaps there won’t be a registry for Muslim immigrants after all.
“Good news, guys. Muslims will not have to check in and get IDs. That’s what I was told,” Amer wrote on the post.
Amer said that Trump responded to his question with, “You can’t believe everything you read. Do you really think we’re gonna do that?”
If that’s the case, Muslims can breathe a nice, big sigh of relief. But then again, Trump’s warning to not believe everything you read could apply to Amer’s account of what happened on the flight.
Banner photo: Mohammed Amer, Facebook