Conservative author and controversial pundit Ann Coulter went on an extended Twitter vent after she said a Delta flight attendant moved her to another seat for no clear reason.
In a series of tweets on July 15, Coulter said she was asked to move from an “extra-room” seat she had booked in advance for an unidentified woman whose photo she snapped and shared on Twitter to her 1.6 million followers.
The Coulter photo shows the woman who got Coulter’s seat along with other passengers who look a bit caught off-guard to be photographed. Coulter also shared a photo of the flight attendant she claims made her move for no reason.
Delta told The New York Daily News that the airline was “aware of the customer’s comment and we’re reaching out directly to her to address the complaint.” The airline didn’t explain why Coulter was asked to move to another seat.
The first Coulter Tweet started on July 15 at just before 5 p.m. on the east coast, although it wasn’t clear where Coulter was flying from or to. In her first missive, Coulter dubbed Delta the worst airline in America.
Next, she took a stab at Delta over its union.
Next, Coulter shared a photo she said was a picture of a flight attendant telling her she “didn’t know” why Coulter was being removed from a seat she said she specifically booked.
Then came the most dramatic shot: Coulter posted a photo of the woman she says Delta gave her seat to in order to demonstrate the woman wasn’t tall or an air marshal.
Several more tweets followed, with Coulter expressing great anger over being moved from a seat she says she booked in advance. She threw in a dig at Delta’s Wifi for good measure.
Coulter then made a plug for Jet Blue and declared that “Delta sucks.”
There was more.
Two hours later, Coulter posted her final tweet on the situation.
Twitter users responded. Political critics of Coulter didn’t have nice things to say about the airline incident.
However, others came to Coulter’s defense, encouraging people to look at the deeper issue.