Actor John Cho blames Trump for United Airlines dragging paid passenger off overbooked flight

On April 9, 2017, a United Airline flight 3411 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport was overbooked.

When no one would take UA’s offer of a voucher in return for leaving the flight, three Chicago Department of Aviation security officers forcibly removed a paid passenger, Dr. David Dao, from the plane, dragging him down the aisle by his arms and legs while other passengers shouted in protest.

The man was bloodied from the manhandling:

United CEO Oscar Munoz issued a statement calling the incident “upsetting” and apologized “for having to re-accommodate” customers, but gave no explanation as to why the man was singled out for forcible removal. Public relations analysts have panned the company’s public response to the incident.

Displaying impeccable logic, actor John Cho @JohnTheCho (Mr. Sulu on the Star Trek reboot movies) blames the airline’s brutish behavior on Trump. Cho tweets:

It’s hard not to see a connection between the environment Trump has created and what happened on that flight.

That’s Hollyweirdo logic for ya.

As you can see, Cho’s scapegoating garnered 6.5K “likes” and 7.6K retweets, which just goes to show that the studies showing a decline in Americans’ IQ are on the nose. See:

The responses to Cho’s ridiculous tweet are hilarious. Here’s a sample:

“What about Putin? Are you sure he had nothing to do with it?”

“If stupid could fly, you’d be a jet.”

“Trump Derangement Syndrome is strong with this one.”

“Trump is an incompetent dolt and can alter the behavior of private airline employees AT THE SAME TIME.”

“It’s hard not to see a connection between dumb things actors say & what movies I won’t be watching.”

“This type of delusion proves definitely Liberalism is a psychopathy. You nuts lost the election because normal ppl cannot relate to you.”

“Great career move John u just hacked off 50% of trek fan base to be hip, out of touch, divisive and political.”

My favorite:

See also “United Airlines made woman change seat because Muslim men wouldn’t sit next to her”.

H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV

Update (April 27, 2017):

New York Post reports that Dr. David Dao and United reached an “amicable” settlement for an undisclosed amount, according to a statement from his lawyers. Terms of the settlement are confidential.

Attorney Thomas Demetrio praised United CEO Oscar Munoz: “Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing and he has. In addition, United has taken full responsibility for what happened on Flight 3411, without attempting to blame others, including the City of Chicago. For this acceptance of corporate accountability, United is to be applauded.”

Today, United announced an overhaul of its policies, including reducing overbooked flights and offering up to $10,000 for passengers who agree to give up their seats.

~Eowyn

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23 responses to “Actor John Cho blames Trump for United Airlines dragging paid passenger off overbooked flight

  1. [speechless]………………………………………………………………………
    Heaven protects us from the zombie apocalypse! It’s here! The walking brain dead are here…

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  2. And Trump has what to do with this?

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  3. Trump Derangement Syndrome has encouraged many of the barbarians who reside in America to defy laws and even attack innocent, unthreatening victims with impunity. When you have lawlessness as dominant behavior you have chaos and disorder.
    At the inner-city high school I taught at for decades when the black principal said something Hispanic students (90%+ majority) didn’t like at assemblies, they would chant the “n-word.” The principal would cower and hide.

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  4. that poor passenger…UA should’ve picked one of their staff to miss the flight instead of brutally forcing a paid passenger off…
    if I flew, I would boycott UA… and john cho must be full from drinking the liberal kool-aid.

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    • Kevin J Lankford

      I suspect he will have lawyers beating down his door to represent him in a law suit, which will probably be settled out of court with a pay out.

      This john cho fool need never be heard from again.

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  5. There is no other way of describing Cho . . . other than he is an absolute A-R-S-E !!!!!!!!!!!! Why would any person having an IQ above 70 possibly think that Donald Trump had anything to do with the battery of this passenger who had paid for his ticket and had been seated. UA should have kept upping the ante until four people voluntarily left the plane, but further than that . . . this should have been taken care of at the ticket gate, where four passengers should have been turned away. The CEO of UA has lost his mind, and should be replaced by their board of directors.

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    • These Anti-Trumpets are the best in the business at “connecting dots”-where there AREN’T any-and they’re perfectly FINE with drawing dots wherever there’s not a trail of ’em leading to the end they desire.

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  6. Yeah Mr. Cho, and I guess its Trumps fault that your so stupid.

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  7. Someone please enlighten me, because I am missing that obvious connection. But, I am seeing a connection about several of the actors of Star Trek and their sexual habits.
    Sure, John, the President is the cause of all results.

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  8. Liberal logic in its finest form.

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    • What, what, what?

      Don’t you see the connection? It’s obvious that Putin and Trump hacked the United boarding computer to create this publicity dumpster fire for United, so that.. well .. because… George Bush!!!

      That’s why.

      And stuff.

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  9. In light of Sunday night’s incident on a United flight between Chicago and Louisville, an interesting discussion is starting to emerge about the legality of what United did, by refusing transport to this passenger. What seems to have happened here is that the flight wasn’t actually oversold in advance (rather it was booked to capacity), but then last minute four United employees needed to be transported to Louisville, so they could work a flight from there the next day.

    What’s unusual is that they were only booked on the flight last minute, and apparently everyone had already boarded. That’s what makes this exceptionally rare, and one has to wonder how exactly that happened, especially when they had already boarded a flight that was at capacity.

    Source –

    United’s Removal Of Passengers May Not Have Been Legal

    http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2017/04/11/united-denied-boarding-illegal/

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  10. Harold and Kumar Get Stoned & Act Stupid! And then Kumar got hired to work in the Obama WhiteHouse (and was hired to be part of the current Kiefer Sutherland drama, “Designated Survivor”, for his experience as such). You can’t make this stuff up. And why would anyone want to reprise the role in StarTrek originally played by Takei??? Cho should stick to White Castles.

    Hearing here that it was Chicago Aviation Security Officials, and not United’s own, makes me a bit less upset at United… and makes me think, “Oh, yeah. Chicago. Makes sense. Corrupt and violent.”

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  11. In case you missed it…

    As of Tuesday morning ET, #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos was the number one trending topic on Twitter in the US, and the third trending topic worldwide, with commenters suggesting new slogans such as “not enough seating, prepare for a beating.”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/NewUnitedAirlinesMottos?src=tren&data_id=tweet%3A851665090663378945

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  12. Some have referred to this case as fascism, and as overused as that word is, it fits here. But first, legal analysis.

    A little known fact among the traveling public, is that many of the rights, remedies and protections Americans normally enjoy, end at the boarding transom.

    A combination of governmental rules (e.g. TSA, “counter-terrorism” rules, Warsaw Convention) and a contemptuously lopsided “Contract of Carriage” with about 40,000 words, takes those rights away. (It’s this tag- team of government and corporation to strip away legal and Constitutional rights where fascism comes into play.)

    But the analysis does not end there. The armor only works when the airline follows it’s own rules, and also when the use of force is not excessive.

    But UAL did not follow its own rules. It was not an overbooked flight. All passengers were duly seated. Their property right in their seats were vested, and now UAL had a contractual duty to safely transport them to their destination.

    The seat was Dao’s. If UAL wanted it, they needed to match his price point. He fit no basis under the CoC to simply take it.

    Like Rosa Parks or at the Woolworths Lunch Counter, he stood on his rights.

    UAL had no legal basis to use force. What took place was strongarm robbery and battery against a person over 60 years of age.

    The law needs to dramatically change, and UAL needs to be held liable, and perhaps dissolved as a corporation.

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  13. A paying customer who is a doctor and traveling with his wife couldn’t the pick a solo flying passenger instead and all UA was deadheading crew so paying customers mean nothing to them

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  14. New York Post reports that Dr. David Dao and United reached an “amicable” settlement for an undisclosed amount, according to a statement from his lawyers. Terms of the settlement are confidential.

    Attorney Thomas Demetrio praised United CEO Oscar Munoz: “Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing and he has. In addition, United has taken full responsibility for what happened on Flight 3411, without attempting to blame others, including the City of Chicago. For this acceptance of corporate accountability, United is to be applauded.”

    Today, United announced an overhaul of its policies, including reducing overbooked flights and offering up to $10,000 for passengers who agree to give up their seats.

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