Last week, a Trump supporter on a Delta Airlines flight to Allentown disrupted the peace by diving into a pro-Trump rant, in which he called women “Hillary Bitches”. Delta has since responded accordingly by banning the passenger for life.
In a video filmed by a fellow passenger, the man clapped his hands loudly and shouted, “Can y’all hear me? Donald Trump, baby! That’s right, this man knows what’s up!” Then, he launches into the rest of his offensive tirade, saying, “We got some Hillary bitches on here!” After he sits back down, the shot turns to show women in the nearby aisles looking away, one exchanging an uncomfortable glance with the camera.
Delta had been criticized for not taking earlier action and for allowing the passenger to stay on board. However, an internal memo from Delta CEO Edward Bastian sent today reads, “He will never again be allowed on a Delta plane. The heightened tension in our society means that now more than ever we must require civility on our planes and in our facilities…We will not tolerate anything less.” The memo also adds that the customers on board that flight have been issued an official apology and ticket refunds. [New York Times]