A video of a Trump supporter taunting his fellow passengers aboard a Delta Airlines flight has gone viral, and now the airline has apologized for the incident.
In the video the man is seen shouting charming lines like,“We got some Hillary bitches on here. Come on, baby. Trump!” The flight was from Atlanta to Allentown, PA.
Delta issued the following statement today:
“We are sorry to our customers who experienced this disruption. We have followed up with the teams involved and all agree that this customer should not have been allowed to continue on the flight. 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.”
With the context of this video going viral, it’s obviously understandable why Delta would apologize.But the idea swirling around Twitter before the apology that Delta should be boycotted based on this was just absolute nonsense.
Sure the guy is an asshole, and yeah someone from Delta probably should have told him to pipe down. But blaming the airline for a rowdy patron’s behavior is just misplaced outrage.
This guy was clearly doing this to try to provoke a reaction, and we should learn from the people on the flight by ignoring him. Letting somebody like that get to you just validates his trolling.