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Southwest Airlines Kicked Off A Passenger Wearing A Trump Mask And Hat After He Kept Taking Off His Mask

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Southwest Airlines kicked off a passenger after he repeatedly persisted to take off his mask. A video that has recently flared up the internet, shows a black man wearing a “Trump 2020” mask being removed from a Southwest Airlines flight after he lowered his mask to eat a snack. In the video, the passenger — who was also sporting a “Black Voices for Trump” hat — is seen talking to a crew member. He alleges that he had only taken off the mask because he was having a bag of mixed nuts.

“Tell us the policy that says he cannot eat with his mask off?” a woman filming the video can be heard asking in the footage shared by SV News. “It’s the hat and the mask — it’s not the eating.”

Another video has also surfaced from the viral incident. It shows the man leaving the flight that he had boarded to fly from Tampa to Dallas.

Southwest representatives, however, argue that the ejection was not caused by the hat and the mask. Rather it was prompted due to complaints from other passengers who were frustrated with the man because he kept taking off his mask repeatedly.

“Our reports indicate that a Customer traveling on Flight 2632, with scheduled service from Tampa to Dallas, was asked repeatedly by more than one employee at different times to wear a face mask. The customer did not comply with our crew’s multiple verbal requests — including while boarding the flight before seated,” the company rep said.

Donald Trump Jr. has reacted to the incident. He says bashed the airlines for removing the passenger.

“WTF??? This is disgusting. I’ve been on a thousand flights in the last few months and everyone lowers their masks to eat and drink. I did it on a southwest flight earlier this week,” he wrote.