Mark Levin’s slams a woman mocking a man seated next to her on an airplane for wearing a Trump T-shirt. The talk show host’s headline for his recent Facebook post about the incident reads “Anti-Trump ‘Karen’ loses it”.
“Here’s an all-too familiar sight: A radical Left loon who thinks she can impose her will on everyone else,” continues the episode’s subtitle. “Now, Mark brings you the tale of an anti-Trump ‘Karen’ who goes too far. ”
“And the resulting solution is deeply satisfying.” It may be satisfying but it’s curious the show featured something that happened years ago.
Watch Levin’s remarks:
The video carries a “ViralHog” watermark dated March 29, 2022, but the incident was first reported in a January 2017 BuzzFeed News report.
A woman’s husband occupied an aisle seat aboard Alaska Airlines flight 761. The woman featured in the video sat in the middle seat between her husband and a young man wearing a Trump T-shirt. A Trump supporter, whom the report identified as Scott Kotesky, recorded part of the incident that took place on the Baltimore to Seattle flight. He posted it on Facebook in January 2017.
An Alaska Airlines spokesperson reportedly confirmed the woman was kicked off the flight because she berated Kotesky for being a Trump supporter.
“We can confirm that a disruptive passenger was removed from the Baltimore to Seattle Flight 761 prior to departure,” Alaska Airlines said in a statement to BuzzFeed News at the time.
The regional airline explained the woman was insulting passengers in the boarding area and later onboard the aircraft. “Several passengers expressed concerns about her behavior,” an airline spokesperson said in the statement. “We stand by our employees’ decision to remove the disruptive passenger.”
Kotesky said the woman noticed his T-shirt while settling in his seat. She asked him if he was there to celebrate or protest Trump’s inauguration and he reportedly replied, “I came here to celebrate democracy ma’am.”
A screen capture of his Facebook post shows some of the dialogue between him and the woman. She reportedly chastised him, saying he “put a crazed man in charge of the nuclear codes” to which he claimed to respond that everyone is entitled to their opinion.
“And, I’m entitled to get drunk and puke in your lap!” she reportedly responded. “You make me sick! Don’t talk to me! Don’t look at me!”
She reportedly continued to berate him before calling him a bigot and saying he should leave the plane.
When Kotesky informed a flight attendant what the woman had been saying to him, the airline employee told the woman she would have to leave the plane. Another employee came over and politely repeated that the woman had to deplane. She refused, saying she paid for her ticket and she wasn’t going anywhere.
Police eventually arrived and removed her and her husband from the flight.
According to the BuzzFeed report, Alaska Airlines spokesperson said “the couple’s tickets were refunded but that the airlines did not book them on another flight.”
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