- The Washington Times - Monday, November 28, 2016

Delta Air Lines has banned a Donald Trump supporter for life after he disrupted a flight from Atlanta to Allentown, Pennsylvania, last week.

Delta CEO Edward Bastian said in an internal memo published on the company’s website that other passengers on the Nov. 22 flight would be issued a refund.

A video posted on Facebook by passenger Emma Baum showed a man standing in the aisle yelling his support for the president-elect.

“Donald Trump, baby! We got some Hillary b–-es on here?” he asks the other passengers. “Donald Trump is your president, every goddamn one of you.

“If you don’t like it, too bad,” he said before sitting in his seat.

Ms. Baum told The Morning Call that the unidentified man was briefly taken off the plane before being allowed to re-board. She said she later reported him to airport security and police after the plane landed.

Her video exploded on social media and Delta was widely criticized for not ejecting the man from the flight.

“This individual displayed behavior that was loud, rude and disrespectful to his fellow customers,” Mr. Bastian wrote in his memo to staff. “After questioning the customer, our team members made the best decision they could given the information they had and allowed him to remain on the flight. However, if our colleagues had witnessed firsthand what was shown in the video, there is no question they would have removed him from the aircraft. He will never again be allowed on a Delta plane.”

Officers at the Police Department at the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority, where the plane landed, were not dispatched to respond to any passenger disturbance on Nov. 22, a spokesman told The New York Times.

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