President Donald Trump also weighed in on the scandal that is taking the world by storm. When United Airlines decided to involve police force to remove a man from the airplane, resulting in a video that went viral, the nation was shocked. Even President Trump had to come out and denounce the airline for their treatment of the passenger.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump said: “You know, there’s a point at which I’m getting off the plane, seriously. They should have gone up higher. But to just randomly say “You’re getting off the plane”, that was terrible.”
This comes after unpopular governor Chris Christie called out President Trump and asked him to respond, even going so far as to suggest that the president use his powers to prevent airlines from overselling seats.
The Daily Mail has more:
It comes after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie denounced United Airlines as ‘awful’ on Wednesday and demanded the Trump administration step in and prevent the aviation industry from overbooking flights following the forced removal of a bloodied passenger on Sunday.
After the social media uproar ignited widespread calls for a boycott, United CEO Oscar Munoz issued an apology and promised to investigate the incident.
The New Jersey governor told Fox & Friends on Wednesday that the incident was the result of a problematic culture at United.
‘Everybody who flies commercial knows United is awful,’ he said. ‘They know it’s awful.
‘I don’t think they’ve ever really recovered from the merger between United and Continental, and I don’t think they’ve integrated employees. I don’t think they’ve set a culture there, and you’ve got a CEO who takes off after the guy was dragged down the aisle.’