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Disturbing Video Of TSA Agent Patting Down Boy With Disability Flagged By Trump. Here’s The Story.

On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump flagged a disturbing video of a TSA agent aggressively and excessively patting down a young boy with a disability at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

“Not a good situation!” wrote the president, reacting to the video posted by comedian Larry The Cable Guy, whose real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitley

Whitley posted the video with the caption: “Absolutely ridiculous! How many times do you have to feel a kid up to figure out he’s not a threat? This is infuriating and hard to watch.” The video the comedian posted came from an account called “@DeepStateExpose.”

The video first surfaced online in 2017. The boy’s mother, Jennifer Williamson, explained on public radio that her family was traveling from Texas to San Diego on a family vacation when her 13-year-old son Aaron, who suffers from Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), was pulled aside for the invasive search by TSA.

According to radio station WIBX 950, Williamson posted the disturbing video to Facebook, where it quickly went viral, garnering tens of thousands of messages from social media users upset over the “creepy” interaction.

“We were told in no uncertain terms that either we comply immediately without question or we be escorted from the airport,” Williamson explained during an appearance on “First News with Keeler in the Morning” in the wake of the ordeal.

The mother agreed with the host that her son was “groped” by the agent. “There was no question it was excessive and way beyond what needs to be necessary,” she said.

“There was no place for him to hide anything,” she noted. “If you watch the video, this man actually put both hands around my son’s bare arms, also. What was hiding under his skin?”

Aaron “already has experienced bullying for being a ballet dancer and advocates for that so he is really a unique and thoughtful kid,” said Williamson, according to WIBX 950. “I was appalled at how many times this man went over my son and how the back of his waistband was opened, his shirt was pulled up the back,” she added.

The mother revealed that her son might have been targeted by the agents because she spoke up to another agent prior to him being pulled aside.

“To be perfectly honest, in my opinion, the reason that they picked him is because I had already spoken up to this TSA officer who was being so disrespectful to us. There was quite a delay,” she said. Williamson said the female agent was “on her phone, texting,” when she told her “perhaps she should engage” to figure out “what the hold up was.”

Williamson said she posted the video to social media with the intention to “initiate change.”

WIBX 950 reports that TSA reached out to Williamson and asked for her guidance in dealing with children who suffer from disabilities like her son’s. “[TSA] have asked if I would be willing to join their Disabilities and Medical Condition Coalition. This will provide me with the opportunity to engage in regular dialogue to influence and inform the TSA on minor modifications that may help certain passengers,” she said.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Lee Price

    March 20, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Why can’t we have this kind of search at the boarder? It was pretty obvious that what this agent did was unnecessary. I absolutely believe that there has to be a better way to treat OUR AMERICAN CITIZENS. Put those agents at the boarder.

    • kat

      March 20, 2019 at 9:54 pm

      So true. I bet they would never do this to a foreign child or even an adult.

  2. pat

    March 20, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    My son has Dpwn Syndrome and he gets patted down at every Seahawk game., I don’t think I would care for a overly long pat down. I get patted down also. My daughter has been patted down on flights as has her husband. So it is not unusual but not for prolong amount of time. If they did that to illegals the liberals would have big fits.

  3. RK

    March 21, 2019 at 1:22 am

    that agent needs fired..he is obviously a pedophile..if i watched my son being patted down in this manner for that amount of time i would have knocked the bastard out
    the kid is wearing a T-shirt and shorts no shoes..i understand the need for security at all transportation venues but this is molestation

  4. Hillbilly

    March 21, 2019 at 1:33 am

    When will they search women in burkas like this

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