Pro-Trump couple says Frontier Airlines kicked them off plane for saying ‘Make America Great Again’ — Video

Kicked off airplane for repeating Donald Trump's campaign slogan.
Couple says they were kicked off Frontier Airlines for repeating Donald Trump’s campaign slogan. Screengrab: YouTube

Kenny Cool and his girlfriend, Rebecca Lehmuth, a pro-Trump couple flying back to St. Louis from Cancun on Frontier Airlines, said they were tossed off the airplane for repeating “Make America great again,” Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, Cassandra Fairbanks reported Friday at We Are Change.

According to Fairbanks, the incident took place on August 28.

“I said ‘let’s make America great again’ as I was walking to my seat. Not yelling or anything like that, just talking… and people were smiling, laughing, and agreeing,” Cool told We are Change.

Fairbanks added:

Will this presidential election be the most important in American history?

He was then told that he needed to calm down by a flight (attendant), but Cool responded that he wouldn’t as he was not hurting anyone and was just excited. Apparently, the simple catch phrase made another passenger “feel unsafe” however, so Cool and his girlfriend were removed from the aircraft.

“This lady made up that I was disrupting everybody and I later found out that she said she felt unsafe with me on plane!! Laughable!!” Cool asserted.

He explained that the woman who escorted them from the plane told him, “we usually have to call the police when we escort people off but I don’t feel you are a threat so we won’t,” making the couple’s removal seem even more ridiculous.

Lehmuth took video of the encounter, which can be seen below:

The couple ended up putting out another $500 for another flight and Lehmuth missed work as they were delayed an entire day.

Cool apparently did the same thing on another flight but had no problems.

So, I did it again on the next flight with no problems whatsoever!! Just more cheers!!” he said. “I was was less vocal on the first plane, and only sat about half way down. The second flight I sat at the back and did it louder the whole time.”

Frontier spokesman Jim Faulkner told Fairbanks:

“Hi – at what point does he say ‘Make America Great’ on board the aircraft? I don’t see it in the video. I only hear the woman allege that while on the jetbridge. I see no evidence in the video that he was specifically removed from the aircraft for saying that.

If there is a specific time sequence on the video where he is saying ‘Make America Great’ while he is on-board the aircraft, please let me know.

The behavior of the passengers as well as the behavior of the employee on the video speaks for itself.”

Faulkner also reportedly brushed off concerns that Lehmuth was allegedly assaulted by Frontier employees.

“Trump supporters may want to be aware that this treatment of passengers appears to be condoned by the airline for the next time they go to make travel plans,” Fairbanks added.

In an update, Fairbanks said a passenger who reportedly witnessed the incident provided a bit more information:

“There was not one passenger that complained, it was all the flight attendant,” the witness told We Are Change. “She didn’t like it when he said ‘lets make America great again.’ Even the other flight attendants didn’t understand what had happened. They stood behind my seat talking about having to write a report on something they didn’t understand.”

“The flight attendant made a scene over absolutely nothing is what the other passengers were saying,” the witness added.

A post at American Lookout asked: “Do you think this would have happened if the couple said ‘I’m with her’ instead?”

We certainly don’t think so…


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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