Pilot kicked off flight after ranting about Trump and divorce

The speech left some passengers in tears


A pilot had to be removed from her flight after ranting about her divorce and Donald Trump over the plane's intercom.

The United Airlines pilot left some passengers in tears after telling them: "Sorry I'm late, the reason I'm late is I'm going through a divorce".

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The woman, who was dressed in casual clothes, added: "Look, I don't care if you voted for Trump or Clinton, they're both a@@holes."

Dozens of stunned passengers - some crying - left the plane, which was preparing to take-off from an airport in Austin, Texas.

Video taken by a passenger shows the pilot then address the passengers, saying: "So I'll stop, and we'll fly the plane.

"Don't worry. I'm going to let my co-pilot fly it. He's a man.

"OK, if you don't feel safe get off the plane, but otherwise we can go."

A United Airlines spokesman confirmed that the pilot was removed from the flight."We hold our employees to the highest standards and we removed that pilot from that flight," he said.

"We brought in a new crew and they operated that flight."

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