An American Airlines pilot flying from Washington to Phoenix across the country threatened to land Trump supporters in the middle of nowhere.
The incident took place on January 8, as Trump supporters were on a plane between Washington and Phoenix. As they chanted the slogans “Fight for Trump” and “USA,” the captain threatened to drop them off in Kansas, which is in the middle of the trip, as Business Insider reports.
“This is how it’s going to be. It’s a four and a half hour flight to Phoenix. We’re ready to land this plane in the middle of Kansas and drop people there. I do not care. We will if we have to. So behave, please, ”the pilot said in a video posted on Twitter.
— Doctor President-elect Amanda Head (@AmandaHead) January 8, 2021
Asked by the New York Post, an airline spokesperson defended the pilot. “The pilot insisted on the importance of following the instructions of the crew members and of respecting the wearing of a mask. At American Airlines, we take the safety of our passengers very seriously, ” he explained.
Before specifying that no other incident was reported during the trip.
Wow. I’m on a plane full of patriots flying from DC to Phoenix and we started chanting “USA” …and the Captain came on said told us he’d drop us off in Kansas if he had to if we didn’t obey their every single rule.
— Mindy Robinson 🇺🇸 (@iheartmindy) January 8, 2021