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Delta CEO permanently bans passenger accused of profanity-laced Trump rant on plane


A man who was seen on video going on a profanity-laced rant in support of President-elect Donald Trump has been permanently banned from Delta Airlines flight.

The New York Times reported that Delta CEO Ed Bastian  according to a company memo that was posted on the Delta news website.

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The man, who has not been identified, was recorded on video Tuesday on Delta flight 248, bound for Allentown, Pennsylvania, from Atlanta.

"Ain't nobody gonna say no (expletive) on this plane. Donald Trump, baby," the man can be heard saying on the video, posted by Emma Baum. "Donald Trump, baby. We got some Hillary (expletive) on here? Come on, baby! Trump! That's what I'm talking about.

“Donald Trump is your president. Every (expletive) one of you. If you don’t like it, too bad.”

Related: Delta apologizes after passenger goes on profanity-laced Trump rant in packed plane

"As you may have heard by now, last week a video began circulating around the internet showing a disruptive passenger on board a Delta flight. This individual displayed behavior that was loud, rude and disrespectful to his fellow customers," Bastian said in the memo to employees. "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."

The airline was initially criticized for how it handled the situation, issuing an apology to customers and saying in a Nov. 26 statement that it "followed up with the teams involved and all agree that this customer should not have been allowed to continue on the flight."

Bastian said in his memo that customers on the flight would be refunded the cost of their tickets.


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