An anti-Trump passenger was kicked off a plane after vehemently demanding to be moved so she would not have to sit next to a fellow passenger, Scott Koteskey, who had voted for President Donald Trump.
The passengers traveling alongside the anti-Trump woman cheered wildly, shouting “USA” when she was ultimately removed from the plane by a police officer. Scott Koteskey posted several videos of the exchange on Facebook, where they quickly went viral.
“You pretend you have the moral high ground but you put that man’s finger on the nuclear button,” the anti-Trump passenger said to Scott Koteskey while she ranted at length about her political beliefs being superior to those held by Americans who support President Donald Trump, Fox News reports.
The anti-Trump passenger continued her lambasting of the young man, adding, “That man [Donald Trump] doesn’t believe in climate change. Do you believe in gravity? Did you know gravity’s just a theory?”
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After being alerted to the brewing problem with the anti-Trump passenger, a flight attendant went to her seat and asked if there was going to be a problem, the Daily Mail reports.
“I would like for him to change seats with someone,” the unidentified anti-Trump passenger is shown loudly demanding when talking to a flight attendant in one of the viral videos.
“Well, you don’t have the right. I will get somebody you can talk to,” the flight attendant calmly responded.
The woman and her husband were going home to Seattle after taking a trip due to her her mother-in-law’s death, she is also heard saying in the video. The flight attendant offered condolences but noted the family tragedy did not permit her to treat a fellow passenger so badly and to cause a disruption on the airplane.
Scott Koteskey later said the unexpected altercation with the anti-Trump passenger was the “craziest experience ever on an airplane.”
“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 my seat 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?'” Koteskey posted to his Facebook page.
“I came here to celebrate democracy ma’am,” was his response.
“I knew this was going to be a long flight at this point,” the young Trump supporter said he immediately thought to himself.
When the anti-Trump passenger was told she is going to have to leave the plane, she refused to do so. The woman stated she had purchased her seat and was going to remain in it, claiming the Trump supporter was “in her space.”
“Well we’re all entitled to our opinions here ma’am,” Koteskey responded to the anti-Trump supporter’s comments about his decision at the ballot box.
“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 are a bigot. You should get off this plane,” the Trump supporter said the woman yelled before the flight attendant came over.
“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,” Scott Koteskey said he replied.
According to the supporter of President Donald Trump, the female passenger hurled a series of other insults at him, including disparaging his “critical thinking” skills.
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