“Are we going to have a problem?”
Trump supporter Scott Kotesky was on a flight from Baltimore to Seattle this weekend when the woman sitting next to him began bothering him when she determined that he supports the president.
The incident caught the attention of the airline crew which quickly took action and ultimately removed the woman from the plane. The entire exchange was caught on video which has since gone viral.
The Washington Free Beacon has details on the confrontation:
Woman Removed From Plane After Berating Trump Supporter
“She has called me names and insulted me just for sitting down in this seat saying that I came here to celebrate today,” Kotesky told a flight attendant, referring to Trump’s inauguration.
The flight attendant asked the woman if there was a problem. She replied that she wanted him to change seats.
“You don’t have that right,” the flight attendant said, and left to get another attendant.
“You pretend you have the moral high ground but you put that man’s finger on the nuclear button,” the woman said, turning to Kotesky. “That man doesn’t believe in climate change.”
“Do you believe in gravity? Did you know gravity is just a theory?” she continued, using frantic air quotes when she said “believe.”
Another flight attendant asked the woman to leave the plane.
“I paid for this seat and I’m sitting in it,” she said. “He is in my space.”
“She’s spoken hostilities,” Kotesky interjected.
When the woman realized what she had gotten herself into, she attempted to play the victim.
The flight attendant continued to ask her to leave. She said she would be quiet and continued to attempt to keep her seat.
“I’m going home now. My mother-in-law, his mother, died … I’m going home now,” the woman said. “There’s no way I’m getting off this plane … My husband lost his mother. Have some respect.”
But the flight attendants began to collect her bags. Her husband, who had been silent and avoiding eye contact throughout the ordeal, joined them.
When the woman finally leaves the plane, passengers can be heard clapping and chanting USA. The video below includes the entire scenario:
Here’s how Kotesky described the incident on Facebook, via Twitchy:
Just had 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 Imy 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?”
“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.”
She the proceeded with other various rantings such as my lack of critical thinking and other insults. Finally a flight attendant came over as you will see in the video followed by a supervisor informing that she would have to deboard the plane per captains orders.
After much fuss, airport police came and removed her from the plane. The lady across from me filmed that and was gracious to sent it to me. 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. The black man who took the seat next to me was a registered Democrat and he and I had a very good discussion about the beauty of free speech and coming together when people insult and commit acts of violence just for having differing views.
It truly was a great demonstration of AMERICA and its people coming together and standing up for one another. Hope you enjoy.
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