Muslim comedian gets on flight and finds he's sitting next to Eric Trump
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Mohammed "Mo" Amer is a stand-up comedian from Texas. And he just won the comedian jackpot.

Amer boarded a flight to the UK to start his tour when he found himself sitting next to none other than Donald Trump’s son, Eric Frederick Trump.

He wrote on Facebook:

Hey guys heading to Scotland to start the U.K. Tour and I am 'randomly' chosen to sit next to non 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.

In response to a comment congratulating him on not swapping seats, Amer wrote:

I would if I wasn't a person who desires the truth over my own feelings. I also have a responsibility as an artist to own these opportunities. I think it's super important for me to set my own feelings aside to gain information that's more valuable for me. This situation just validated and confirmed everything I thought.

He told BuzzFeed:

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.

Trump reportedly said you can't believe everything you read. Except that his father did actually say this.

Trump also agreed when Mo said his father had played the media ‘like a fiddle’.

Amer said Trump said about his father:

He’s a good man. He’s a good good man. He’s really really good. Just beautiful. He’s really really great.

He said he’d got the feeling Trump had no regrets about his father's campaign, and was "disconnected from the reality of race attacks and violence".

indy100 has contacted Amer for comment

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