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A Muslim Comedian Ended Up Sitting Next To Eric Trump On A Flight

03/12/2016 6:44 AM IST | Updated 03/12/2016 4:57 PM IST
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What happens when a Muslim comedian ends up sitting next to Eric Trump for hours? A supremely awkward conversation.

American comedian Mohammed Amer told The Huffington Post that he felt a strange vibe as he boarded a plane on Wednesday, but didn't know what was happening — until he got to his seat and saw Trump.

"Sometimes God just sends you the material."

"You don’t even know how fantastic this is for me," Amer said to Trump. "I’m a Muslim named Mohammed who happens to be a stand-up comedian, and I’m sitting next to you. Its perfect."

Amer made good use of his time as they travelled from New York to Scotland, pressing the U.S. president-elect's son on issues such as a proposed registry of Muslim immigrants.

Later, Amer shared a photo of his encounter with Trump on Facebook, writing: "Good news guys Muslims will not have to check in and get IDs. That's what I was told."

Amer said the two had a "decent conversation," before Trump fell asleep and other passengers began taking photos of him.

The chat helped the comedian, who is of Palestinian descent, realize that people of different views can "talk about these things intelligently and work through the problems."

As a bonus, Amer said he got some great content for his stand-up shows.

"Sometimes God just sends you the material."

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