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That Time Ann Coulter Called for Deportation of United Passenger Dragged From His Assigned Seat

Coulter wasn’t so sympathetic to Dr. David Dao

By now, you’ve probably read about Ann Coulter’s weekend Twitter tirade against Delta Airlines for moving her to a different seat than the one she had pre-selected on a Saturday flight from New York to Palm Beach, Florida.

But the conservative pundit was decidedly less sympathetic when United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao was physically dragged away from his assigned seat back in April.

Coulter even called for Dao’s deportation in a Twitter rant at the time — despite the fact that he was, like her, a U.S. citizen.

“Sorry about the dragging,” she tweeted. “But the convicted pill-mill doctor should be deported. Dreamland.”

Dao immigrated to the United States from Vietnam in 1975; shortly after his well-publicized incident on a United flight, many news outlets reported or cited reports that Dao previously had a suspended medical license and prescription drug felonies.

Video of Dao’s now-infamous removal showed security agents dragging him from his seat — screaming and bloodied in the face — as other passengers looked on in shock.

The airline later reported reaching an “amicable” settlement with Dao for the injuries he sustained during the incident; financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

On Saturday, Coulter went ballistic on social media after she was moved from the aisle seat on a flight from New York to Palm Beach, Florida, to a window seat in the same exit row. She tweeted photos of the passenger moved into her assigned seat and even compared the woman to a dog.

“Her new seat was in the same row, just not the exact seat she had selected,” a Delta spokesperson told TheWrap.

The airline released a critical tweet to Coulter saying, “your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary.”

“Hey @Delta,” Coulter tweeted on Saturday. “You mind telling me why it was an ‘emergency’ to move someone else into the seat I had carefully chosen in advance and booked?”

And then Coulter persisted by tweeting a photo of the woman even though she was not to blame for the seat reassignment. See the rest of her tweet storm below.

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