'Pro-Trump rioter' breaks down after being put on no-fly list
‘They called me a f***ing terrorist!’ Moment burly ‘pro-Trump’ protester breaks down at DC airport after finding out he’s been put on no-fly list
- Video was likely recorded on Friday at Dulles International Airport outside DC
- It shows a man in a white ball cap going into a meltdown and crying about being placed on a no-fly list
- ‘They kicked me off the plane, they called me a f***ing terrorist and they want to f***ing ruin my life!’ he says through sobs
- A woman who was possibly kicked off Delta Air Lines flight that day attempts to comfort him
- Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security Bennie Thompson called on TSA and FBI to place those involved in US Capitol siege on No-Fly List
A video has emerged over the weekend showing what appears to be a suspected participant in last week’s US Capitol riots sobbing and launching into a foul-mouthed tirade after being told he had been placed on a no-fly list.
The 18-second cellphone recording was first shared on TikTok on Sunday before it went viral on Twitter, where it has been viewed more than 18.4million times as of Monday afternoon.
In the video that was likely recorded at Dulles International Airport outside Washington DC on Friday, a man in a black muscle shirt, shorts and a white baseball cap is having a full-blown meltdown, apparently after being told he could not board his flight home.
This purported supporter of President Donald Trump went into a meltdown at an airport after reportedly discovering he had been placed on a no-fly list
The frustrated traveler (right) says in the video through sobs that he has been branded a terrorist by people trying to ruin his life
‘This is what they do to us,’ he screams through sobs in front of a crowd of travelers waiting at a gate for boarding. ‘They kicked me off the plane, they called me a f***ing terrorist and they want to f***ing ruin my life!’
A woman tries to diffuse the situation, telling the distraught man: ‘Sir, please calm down. I was kicked off Delta earlier.’
The woman, dressed in a red puffer jacket and black headband, appears to be the same passenger was who seen in another viral video being removed from a flight while ranting about freedom of speech.
‘Get off the plane,’ other passengers are heard telling the woman on her way out.
The Twitter user who disseminated the video of the alleged Trump supporter’s temper tantrum wrote in the caption: ‘people who broke into the Capitol Wednesday are now learning they are on No-Fly lists pending the full investigation. They are not happy about this.’
On Thursday, Representative Bennie Thompson, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, called on the Transportation Security Administration and the FBI to place those involved in Wednesday’s deadly attack on the US Capitol on the federal No-Fly List, reported USA Today.
‘This should include all individuals identified as having entered the Capitol building – an intrusion which threatened the safety of Members of Congress and staff and served as an attack on our Nation,’ the Massachusetts Democrat said in a statement. ‘Alleged perpetrators of a domestic terrorist attack who have been identified by the FBI should be held accountable.’
On the same day, this woman in a red jacket was kicked off a Delta Air Lines flight. In the video, she is heard ranting about the freedom of speech
The FBI decides whom to place on the list, and the TSA enforces those decisions by preventing banned individuals from boarding flights.
US airlines and law enforcement agencies bolstered security at Washington-area airports after reports of ‘mob behavior’ by Trump supporters on flights into the region before the Capitol siege,.
Alaska Airlines said on Friday it has banned 14 ‘non-mask compliant, rowdy’ passengers from future travel with the carrier after what it called ‘unacceptable’ behavior on a flight from Washington Dulles to Seattle, which allegedly included harassing and arguing with the crew.
The Federal Aviation Administration also issued a reminder over the weekend that physically assaulting or threatening to harm the crew, or anyone else, on board a flight is punishable by imprisonment and up to $35,000 in fines.
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