An encounter captured on video between a Montana man and an anti-Donald Trump woman on a plane preparing to fly from Baltimore to Seattle has been viewed by millions of people, and shared countless times on social media, and many people are using it as an example of how extreme the left has become against the new president.
The video was made by Montana resident Scott Koteskey, the victim of an almost non-stop harangue by the unidentified woman, who was traveling with her husband. His mother had apparently passed away. The video went viral almost immediately.
Audible on the video is Koteskey’s complaint to a flight attendant that the woman had been calling him names simply because he had been in the east to celebrate democracy, which evidently alluded to Trump’s inauguration.
That woman would have been in hostile territory had she attended the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show on Jan. 20. There, as Trump took the oath of office, cheers and applause broke out on the show floor and in the press room, where outdoor and gun writers were watching the event on a large screen television.
An unscientific on-line poll by WND asking readers to describe the woman’s behavior in one word revealed this morning that the term “Demonic” was running slightly ahead of “Unhinged.” The woman and her husband were removed from the plane peacefully by law enforcement officers, but as she was led up the aisle, she raised a one-finger salute to the cabin as someone chanted “USA!”
Initially the woman refused to leave the plane, insisting that she paid for the seat. Throughout the exchange, her husband seemed to remain almost entirely silent.
Fox News has a story about the incident, which he described on line as “the craziest experience ever on an airplane.”
The confrontation began when the woman asked “Did you come here to cheer or to protest?”
He replied, “I came here to celebrate democracy m’am.”
Koteskey’s entire narrative may be read here, and the video on YouTube may be viewed here.
This incident unfolded on the eve of huge marches protesting the Trump presidency in several locations around the country, from Washington, D.C. to Seattle.
The Seattle Times covered that city’s march extensively, here and here. Interestingly, one reader commented, “I was in the march – it was so cool. So many people that hate Trump! BTW, what is a fascist?” However, people marching were ostensibly there to oppose “hate.”
Liberty Park Press has reached out to Koteskey.
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