Anti-Trump Passenger Kicked Off Plane In Viral Video

Robert Jonathan

Before takeoff, cops removed a woman on a flight from Baltimore to Seattle for allegedly harassing a Trump supporter that she was sitting next to.

Cell phone footage of part of yesterday's encounter has since gone viral, with the initial video viewed about 290,000 times on Facebook so far. See embedded videos below. The footage is also on YouTube.

Facebook user Scott Koteskey explained that things got heated when the woman asked him, presumably in the context of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation's 45th president on Friday, whether he was protesting or cheering. Baltimore is an alternative airport for travelers to and from D.C.

Koteskey writes that he responded, "I came here to celebrate democracy ma'am."

That didn't sit well with his seatmate, who allegedly argued that Scott should be ashamed of himself for putting a crazy man in charge of the nuclear football.

Emotions apparently are still running high more than two months after Donald Trump's victory in election 2016, an outcome that most media organizations and political pollsters and pundits insisted never would happen.

According to the Facebook post, the woman in the next seat expressed the following thoughts after Scott said that everybody is entitled to their own opinions.

"'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!"

Her husband sitting next to her appears largely silent during this encounter at least from the available footage.

In a second video, the woman is escorted off the flight by a police officer as other passengers cheer, and one or two chant "USA USA."

This incident apparently occurred on Alaska Airlines.

Scott Koteskey added the following about what he described as "the craziest experience ever" on an airplane.

"Many others around me defended me insisting the lady had caused all the commotion and was verbally assaulting not just me but others wearing various Trump apparel boarding the plane. As the lady was removed I saw that I was surrounded by blacks, Latinos, Asians, and whites, all who had chimed in asking her to be removed and who had defended me. I was touched and moved knowing later that not all these people were Trump supporters..."

Last month, a JetBlue passenger was kicked off a flight after harassing President Trump's daughter Ivanka, who was traveling with her husband and three children, about her dad ruining the country.

Separately, in following-up on a campaign promise, the Trump administration has officially withdrawn from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to WikiLeaks, and will also announce tomorrow that the U.S. embassy in Israel will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Independent of London reported.

[Featured Image by Patrick Semansky/AP Images]