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Delta says man shouting at passengers aboard flight should have been removed

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Delta said a "disruptive passenger" on a flight whose vulgar, politically-driven rant went viral should have been thrown off the flight.

Monday, the CEO announced the passenger has been banned for life from flying with the airlines and all the passengers aboard the flight would be refunded fully for their tickets.

Flight 248 was headed from Atlanta to Allentown, Pa. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, when, at some point, a passenger began to yell at the other passengers on the flight, reaffirming that President-elect Donald Trump was indeed elected as the country's next commander-in-chief.

"Ain't nobody gone say sh-t, on this plane?" the unidentified passenger asks. 

A passenger who didn't know what he'd asked told him so, which led him to repeat himself. 

"You can't hear me? Donald Trump, baby. That's right, this man knows what's up," he said, apparently acknowledging another person on the flight. "We got some Hillary b-tches on here?"

Before returning to his seat, the man tells the passengers that Donald Trump is everyone's president, "for every g-d d-mn one of you."

"And if you don't like it, too bad," he concludes.

Another passenger on the flight recorded the episode, posting it to Facebook. Since then, it's been viewed at least 2 million times. Click the link to watch at your own discretion, the video contains vulgar language, as described above.

Delta said on its website Saturday that it is "sorry this disruption happened" and says the airline is responsible for "ensuring all customers feel safe and comfortable."

This morning, Delta CEO Ed Bastian shared a memo he sent to all Delta's employees. He described the passengers behavior as "loud, rude and disrespectful to his fellow customers." He says if employees "had witnessed firsthand what was shown in the video, there is no question they would have removed him from the aircraft." Bastian continued that the passenger is no longer allowed to fly Delta again and that all other passengers were issued a refund for their flight. 

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