Delta Bans Obnoxious Trump Supporter for Life

Passengers will get full refunds
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2016 12:03 AM CST

(Newser) – He should have left the politics on the ground: Delta says a "loud, rude and disrespectful" man who taunted his fellow passengers about Donald Trump's election victory has been banned for life, NBC News reports. The man was filmed standing up on a Nov. 22 flight from Atlanta to Allentown, Pa., yelling Trump's name and asking: "We got some Hillary b--tches here?" "Trump! It's your president," the man says. "If you don't like it, too bad." In a letter to employees seen by CBS News, Delta CEO Edward Bastian describes the man's behavior as "loud, rude and disrespectful to his fellow customers." "If our colleagues had witnessed firsthand what was shown in the video, there is no question they would have removed him from the aircraft," Bastian writes. "He will never again be allowed on a Delta plane."

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"The heightened tension in our society means that now more than ever we must require civility on our planes and in our facilities," writes Bastian, who says the airline has apologized to the customers on the flight and refunded the full cost of their tickets. Emma Baum, the passenger who filmed the man, tells the Allentown Morning Call that before getting on the plane, she noticed the man in the terminal shouting about making America great again. She says that after the outburst that she filmed, a flight attendant took the man away for few minutes. When he returned, he said, "This is what I get for being a patriot" and behaved himself for the rest of the flight, Baum says. (A United passenger in Houston jumped out of the plane before it reached the terminal.)

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