Footage surfaced Monday of a belligerent airplane passenger wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat being kicked off a United Airlines flight from Shanghai.
The unnamed fan of President Donald Trump was boarding Flight 87 at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on Sunday when he refused to adhere to the flight crew’s instructions, The Los Angeles Times reports.
When he was asked to exit the aircraft, which was headed for Newark, New Jersey, he reportedly became “increasingly disruptive.”
“For safety and security reasons, local law enforcement was called to assist and the customer eventually left the aircraft on his own accord,” said United spokesman Jonathan Guerin.
“We’re grateful for the patience shown by our customers who endured the disruptive behavior of this passenger, as well as the exceptional poise and professionalism of our flight crew,” he added.
The commotion impacted other passengers, who had to exit the plane during the debacle.
Passenger Clark Gredona, who witnessed the incident, recounted the experience in a Facebook post in which he said the irate man complained that since he “couldn't get an upgrade, he’s entitled to all three seats next to him even though they’re assigned to somebody else.”
As we’ve seen with other aggressive Trump fans, the passenger became hostile toward innocent people, such as in one exchange when he was heard shouting, “This stupid man over here that does not know how to speak English and it doesn't make sense, moron.”
He was finally escorted off the plane to the delight of several passengers, who shouted, “Charge him!” and “Lock him up!” as he made his way out.
This guy has been delaying my wife's Shanghai to EWR United flt this a.m.. He wants to be dragged off so he can get his 25 million. MAGA hat pic.twitter.com/xWRSmpinpM— Daniel O'Connell (@DanOfromNYC) May 21, 2017
Isn’t it ironic that many of those who claim to believe in making “America great again” are the very people wreaking all of the havoc? Go figure.
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