Muslim Comedian Sits Next To Trump’s Son On A Plane And Here’s What They Talked About
A Muslim comedian boarded his plane at Newark Airport and was upgraded to first class. He selected to sit next to the President-elect’s son Eric Trump.
Hey guys heading to Scotland to start the U.K. Tour and I am “randomly” chosen to sit next to none other than Eric Trump. Good news guys Muslims will not have to check in and get IDs. That’s what I was told. I will be asking him a lot of questions on this trip to Glasgow, Scotland. Sometimes God just sends you the material
Amer, who is best known as being part of the comedy trio “Allah Made Me Funny,” told BuzzFeed, “I was just walking in and he was just sitting there with his Trump shirt on and I was like, Is this real?”
“So when I walked into the plane I was like, ‘What is this?’ This is obviously from Allah – Allah is just trying to hook me up right now,” Amer said. “That’s what’s happening.”
During the 6-hour flight from New Jersey to Glasgow, Scotland, the two men discussed several topics about President-elect Donald Trump’s upcoming administration included implementing a national registry of Muslim citizens.
“When I sat down I said: ‘How you doing?’ Trump says: ‘I’m doing good.’ And I said, ‘You have no idea how fantastic this is for me right now. My name is Mohammed. Salams. I’m a standup comedian. This is fantastic for me.’”
“And I said – just FYI I’m not getting that ID shit done. You gonna really make my people get ID cards and all this? You know we’re not doing this shit,” he said.
Amer alleges that Trump replied, “Ah, come on, man. You can’t believe everything you read. Do you really think we’re gonna do that?”
Amer, who is Arab-Palestinian, told Trump he thought his father had played the media like a fiddle, and knew the tricks inside that “created this firestorm”, and how it had “worked out lovely,” and Trump replied, “Yeah you’re absolutely right.”
“That’s what he told me,” Amer told BuzzFeed. “He basically acknowledged the fact that his father played this thing like a mad genius and that’s how he got elected and he admitted it.”
Trump allegedly told Amer that his dad is “a good man. He’s a good good man. He’s really really good. Just beautiful. He’s really really great.”
The seatmates talked about Hillary Clinton and Trump said that she was “crooked and so unlikeable.”
“This guy is all about business,” Amer said.
“He told me to take it easy on [the Trumps],” Amer told Quartz. “He told me to tell [Dave] Chappelle to take it easy on them.”
Amer said their hour and half conversation was interrupted when a flight attendant asked for their food order. “He goes: ‘I’ll have the pork chop’. And I’m like, Are you trying to mess with me here? He ordered the pork chop but he never ate – he just passed out.”
There was no photo of the uneaten pork chop, and coincidentally Amer claimed that Andy Rooney also ordered a pork chop in another Facebook post.
“I was making dua [prayers] for him, like, to make him convert to Islam. I really wanted to take a video together where I was saying, ‘Hey repeat after me,’” he joked. The comedian said the whole interaction was pleasant for the most part.
Amer said he did not vote in the election, but would have voted if Bernie Sanders was on the ticket.