Mohammed Amer couldn’t ask for better material than this.
On Wednesday, the comedian boarded an NYC flight headed for Glasgow, Scotland to kick off his Human Appeal Comedy Tour, when he got bumped up to first-class at the last moment.
But when he found his seat, he realized the upgrade might not have been random, because he was suddenly sitting next to Eric Trump!
“Are you f*cking kidding me?”
He admitted a fellow flyer was disgusted that Eric was on their plane, recalling:
“She looked at me and said, ‘I wouldn’t even sit next to him if I were you.'”
But, the 35-year-old confessed he was hopeful the experience would create some great material for his routine.
After all, he was born in Kuwait and came to the US as a refugee, so his jokes are often about immigration and living life as a Muslim man.
He even said to Eric:
“You don’t even know how fantastic this is for me. I’m a Muslim named Mohammed who happens to be a stand-up comedian, and I’m sitting next to you. Its perfect.”
But, on a serious note, he told the President-Elect’s son that he has no intention of taking part in his famous father’s proposed Muslim registry, adding:
“I was like, ‘Yo, and I’m not doing that sh*t. I’m not going to get an ID, a Muslim ID and all this crap. I’m not doing that. F*ck that.'”
And it appears as though Mohammed won’t have to worry about it, because Eric revealed that’s not actually part of his poppa’s plan, confessing:
“He goes, ‘Come on, man you really think we’re going to do that? We’re not doing that.’ That’s what he said. ├óΓé¼╦£We’re not doing that.'”
Well, hopefully Eric is telling the truth!
But the writer shut that down, exclaiming:
“That’s not gonna happen. We are not going to take it easy. It’s not our job to take it easy on you guys.”
As they shouldn’t!
He also frustratingly observed that Eric appeared “disconnected” from the hate crimes brought on by his father’s supporters. Ugh.
And while the two clearly had different opinions, they both agreed that Donald “play[ed] the media like a fiddle.” Mohammed noted:
“The vibe that I got was that it was all a game [to the Trumps]. This whole thing was a game. I don’t think there’s any regret about what they’re doing and what they had to do to win.”
Plus, differences aside, the performer was pleased that he and the conservative were able to hold a calm conversation:
“I just know we had a good, decent conversation, and I think that proves that we can talk to each other, and I think that’s what’s most important. We need to [be able to] talk about these things intelligently and work through the problems and find the solutions.”
Mohammed also shared a selfie with Eric (above) on Facebook, captioning the shot:
“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. #Merica #UKTour #HumanAppeal #ThisisNotAnEndorsement #Trump2016ComedyTour”
What do U make of all this, Perezcious readers?
[Image via Mohammed Amer/Facebook.]