The Trump supporter who berated fellow passengers in the name of the president-elect has been banned by the Delta Airlines for life.
Delta chief executive, Edward H. Bastian, said in a memo published on their website which stated: “This individual displayed behavior that was loud, rude and disrespectful to his fellow customers. We must require civility on our planes and in our facilities.”
The obnoxious tirade was captured on a cell phone video November 22 by yoga instructor Emma Baum.
“I was shocked, I was shocked he was doing this. I fly all the time,” she told Inside Edition. “I’ve never seen anything like this.”
The man yelled: “Donald Trump, baby! We got some Hillary b****es on here?” He also added: “Donald Trump! It’s your president. Every Godd*** one of you. If you don’t like it, too bad.”
The 21-year-old said the man — believed to be a 39-year-old married father of two — launched his out-of-control rant before passengers even boarded the Delta flight from Atlanta to Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Baum said she asked the man why he liked Trump so much.
She recalled his reaction: “He turned around to me and said: ‘You want to know why I like Donald Trump? I got something to say to everyone.’ I told him I'm gonna videotape this and he said ‘good, I want to see it on YouTube. It’s gonna go viral!”
She says the flight attendants acted quickly and reprimanded the passenger.
“The attendants said, ‘can you come with me?’ They were gone for about 15, 20 mins and he came back," Baum recalled. "We were all shocked that he was allowed back on the plane and then he said ‘this is what you get for being a patriot.'"
After landing in Allentown, Baum posted the video on Facebook where it went viral.
The Delta chief executive's memo went to the company’s 800,000 employees, a move that Baum applauds.
“That was a good move on their part," she said. "It sends a message that this is not behavior they tolerate on their aircraft.”