By now, we’ve all heard the story of a Trump supporter going on an unhinged pro-Trump rant aboard a Delta Airlines flight. The man alarmed the other passengers, and when they refused to respond to his nutty behavior with applause and agreement, he called them “Hillary bitches.”
Here is the video, via Facebook:
What is even more appalling than the man’s behavior is that Delta Airlines allowed him to take his flight from Atlanta, Georgia to Allentown, Pennsylvania. Anyone with a brain realizes that if this had been anyone but a white guy doing this, they’d be violently removed from the plane in a New York Minute. Hell, forget removed – they’d probably be detained and questioned and even hauled off to jail.
Well, it now seems that Delta realizes that they should have done something about the belligerent Trumpkin, so they issued the following apology:
“Our responsibility for ensuring all customers feel safe and comfortable with Delta includes requiring civil behavior from everyone. The behavior we see in this video does not square with our training or culture and follow up will continue so we can better ensure our employees will know they will be fully supported to make the right decisions when these issues arise.”
It’s a step in the right direction, albeit one issued too late to help the passengers who had to take a flight with this jackass. Delta appears aware that Trump’s recent win has emboldened America’s worst elements to make very public outburts the norm. Many of Trump’s supporters seem to be under the impression that now that their guy won they can do and say anything without repercussions. After all, Trump ran the ugliest campaign in United States history and it worked out for him. It’s up to real patriots and companies that value respect to stand up to these belligerent outbursts.
Sadly, though, it’s clear that we are in for four VERY long years of this craziness from right-wing lunatics who use Trump’s boorish behavior as license to act terribly.
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