Arab-American standup comedian Mo Amer shocked his Twitter fans this week when he shared a picture of him sitting next to Eric Trump on a flight. In his post, he said he was on his way to Scotland to kick off his U.K. tour this week when he was “randomly selected” to sit next to Eric Trump.
“I was just walking in and he was just sitting there with his Trump shirt on and I was like, Is this real?” Amer told Buzzfeed News. “Is this real? Is this a setup? I mean, I’m an Arab-Palestinian, everything is a conspiracy, right?
“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. That’s what’s happening.”
The comedian told Buzzfeed that he surprisingly upgraded to business class after he booked his last minute flight to Scotland. Upon arriving on a tense plane, he was shocked to find out who was sitting next to him.
“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 sh*t,” he told Trump, referring to a proposed registry for immigrants from Muslim countries.
Amer then told Buzzfeed that Trump replied: “Ah, come on, man. You can’t believe everything you read. Do you really think we’re gonna do that?”
(Photo: Mo Amer via Instagram)
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