If you haven’t seen the footage of United Airlines dragging a doctor off of a plane because they overbooked the flight and needed his seat to accommodate one of their employees; watch it here:
The coverage has been massive, and the heat has been focused on United Airlines. Except for a Hollywood actor who amazingly has laid some of the blame for this outrageous act on none other than… .you guessed it…President Trump.
John Cho is best known for his role as “Sulu” in J. J, Abrams reboot of the “Star Trek” movie franchise. He is also known for playing “Harold” in the “Harold and Kumar” movie series. John was a prominent supporter of former President Obama and then-candidate, Hillary Clinton.
Cho posted on his Twitter account Monday, “It’s hard not to see a connection between the environment Trump has created and what happened on that @united flight.”
It’s hard not to see a connection between the environment Trump has created and what happened on that @united flight.
— John Cho (@JohnTheCho) April 10, 2017
Let’s just say, many of social media disagreed with Cho’s connection between this crazy action by United Airlines.
It’s hard not to see a connection between your tweet and the Internet mocking you. https://t.co/NsYbmihnbL
— jon gabriel (@exjon) April 10, 2017
No one was ever forcibly removed from a plane before Trump. https://t.co/qc9SzXyD7h
— neontaster (@neontaster) April 11, 2017
Ummm not seeing a connection. However this is the dumbest tweet I’ve seen today https://t.co/5eDCTKVevP
— proud Trumpservative (@Bettylulu4) April 11, 2017
You realize the ‘security guards’ whom dragged the man off plane were black, right? You ppl are maniac conspiracy theory lunatics! https://t.co/MsttXjVYR8
— David Price (@DavidRay123xyz) April 11, 2017
Yeah, because federal airline regulations didn’t exist before January 20th, and Donald just invented the Contract Of Carriage. Supergenius https://t.co/Lpc5i2uoiP
— Craig S. Bell (@craig_s_bell) April 11, 2017
The CEO of United Airlines, Oscar Munoz, addressed the encounter to his employees in an email and blamed the doctor who was dragged from the plane by police. The man was randomly picked because of the overbooking and the need for the United employees to get to another flight in Chicago. The doctor explained that he has patients he needed to see in Louisville, KY and could not wait another day to fly. He paid for that flight that day and had a United issued ticket. But Munoz told his employees that the doctor became “more and more disruptive and belligerent.” Eventually employees were forced to have authorities remove him. In the scuffle, his face became bloodied.
So Mister President, how could you have made United Airlines, the very airline that beckons us to “fly the friendly skies,” how did you cause them to be so “unfriendly?” There is a Hollywood actor who gets the connection. What do you think?