A Southwest Airlines passenger wearing a “Trump 2020” mask and a “Black Voices for Trump” hat was forced off a flight after removing his mask to eat. The airline says he repeatedly refused to wear his mask before what’s shown in a video that went viral earlier this week.
Footage taken by another passenger shows the man holding a bag of mixed nuts with his face mask pulled below his chin, the New York Post reported.
“Tell us the policy that says he cannot eat with his mask off?” a woman filming asks. “It’s the hat and the mask – it’s not the eating.”
“It’s not a publicity stunt,” the woman argues with the flight attendant telling the man to wear a mask.
In a second video shared by SV News, the man is seen leaving the flight.
The video was shared by Donald Trump Jr. on Twitter, who slammed the airline for removing the passenger.
“WTF??? This is disgusting. I’ve been on a thousand flights in the last few months and everyone lowers their masks to eat and drink. I did it on a southwest flight earlier this week,” Trump Jr. wrote.
Southwest Airlines provided a statement to the Washington Examiner claiming the video did not show the whole story. Read more…