On Thursday, while announcing sweeping vaccination and testing requirements to fight the coronavirus, President Joe Biden attempted to get Americans to be more respectful of beleaguered flight attendants, but don’t expect Fox News influencer Jeanine Pirro to comply.
During his speech, Biden admonished unruly airline passengers for getting angry or violent when asked to wear facial coverings. “By the way, show some respect,” he said, according to The Associated Press. “The anger you see on television toward flight attendants and others doing their job is wrong. It’s ugly.”
Biden’s remark clearly stuck in Pirro’s craw, based on her response to it, which you can watch below.
“Maybe some of the flight attendants ought to show some respect to us, OK?” the Fox News host complained during a segment on “The Five.”.
“If you’re trying to feed a 2-year-old yogurt without a mask on and they decide to throw the mother off, I mean, I could go on and on about the absurdity of people who don’t have power, who are suddenly engaged and have power, and then they abuse it,” she said.
As expected, social media users fired back at the right-wing personality. Check some of the responses below.
Jeanine Pirro is mad about Biden saying anti-maskers should respect flight attendants: "Maybe some of the flight attendants ought to show some respect to us." pic.twitter.com/ZAfF6jv2oR
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 9, 2021
Flight attendants are being harassed while trying to keep everyone safe. Jeanine is ridiculous… and very on brand for Fox News, where there is no bottom. Smh.
— Ex-GOP Hilary 🏴☠️ – Get Vaccinated (@hplem) September 9, 2021
You can tell by this video that she treats flight attendants (and serving staff in restaurants) like trash https://t.co/PJgkOnJbQS
— Jesse Hawken (@jessehawken) September 9, 2021
Maybe they should just start a new airline, COVID Airlines.
— CathyO (@cathyob1) September 9, 2021
This is really about flight attendants cutting off her drinks, isn’t it? https://t.co/OdMXIthEX4
— Susan J. Demas 🏔 (@sjdemas) September 9, 2021
Adults should be terribly ashamed to behave this way https://t.co/AFuOqXpmgk
— Jason (@longwall26) September 9, 2021
This lady was banned from the place where my cousin had her engagement party in Long Island because she stole a centerpiece. She would definitely yell at a flight attendant. https://t.co/SGnGeUmugY
— Staceball Diamond (they/them) (@StaceGots) September 9, 2021
These people really are incapable of thinking about anybody other than themselves. 🤦🏻♀️ https://t.co/u2otdqDZEJ
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) September 9, 2021
Could you imagine the poor flight attendant who has to deal with this gin soaked Karen?
— bob clendenin 🇺🇸 (@bobclendenin) September 10, 2021