United Airlines pilot bans passengers from talking about Donald Trump after fight between white man and black womanBy Mason White 1:22 PM November 24, 2016
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) Passengers on a United Airlines flight from California to Mexico, were surprised to hear the pilot calling on them to stop talking about Donald Trump.
Jon Bauer of San Francisco, said that his friend was flying to Puerto Vallarta on Friday morning, when a scuffle broke out between a white man and a black woman.
The man told her that he was glad to be able to keep his guns, and she took it the wrong way.
A heated exchange broke out about Donald Trump being elected as president, prompting the pilot to make announcement, banning further talk about politics.
Bauer said that his friend recorded a video of the pilot’s announcement.
“Some scuffle broke out where an individual with a plaid shirt and a camo cap said something racist about being glad to have kept his guns to an African American lady, and she began to cry and freak out.
“Passengers separated the two of them, and then the pilot of the flight got on the speaker and made the announcement,” Bauer said.
The white man later apologized to the black woman after the crew separated them on the flight.
“I understand everybody has their opinions; that’s fine,” the pilot said over the plane’s speaker system.
“If you support him, great. If you don’t, I understand. However, we’re out here to go to Puerto Vallarta, supposed to be having a good time, and what I do ask is that as people we have the common decency to respect each others’ decisions and to get along on this three hour and thirteen minute flight so that we can have a good time when we get down there.
“Nobody wants to argue, nobody wants, nobody is going to change their minds by arguing. And let’s keep our opinions to ourselves on this particular matter at this particular time.
“If there’s anyone that has a problem with this, that needs to vent, rant or rave, there’s another flight tomorrow. You’re not going to be on this one. I hope that’s clear,” the pilot said.