Comedian casually grills Eric Trump on flight to Scotland

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It’s always interesting to see who you’ll be sitting next to on a plane, right?

Well imagine how Mohammed Amer felt when fate (and his chosen airline) sat him right beside the Eric Trump.

When the Arab-American standup comedian boarded his plane at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey Wednesday and saw that the president-elect’s son was his seat mate, he knew exactly what he had to do — take a selfie and post it on Facebook.

Eric Trump is President-elect Donald Trump’s third child with his first wife Ivana Trump. 

Caption: Ivana Trump, Eric Trump, her former husband Donald Trump and her daughter Ivanka Trump in 1998. (Getty)

Eric attended The Hill School, a strict boarding school in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. 

Caption: Ivana Trump and Eric Trump in 1996. (Getty)

Eric attended Georgetown University in Washington D.C. He is the only one of the adult Trump siblings that did not attend their father’s alma mater University of Pennsylvania. 

Caption: Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and Tiffany Trump (Reuters) 

Eric is a reality tv star just like his father. He has made appearances alongside the president-elect on The Apprentice as a boardroom judge from 2010-2015. 

Caption: Donald Trump (C) and his sons Eric F. Trump (L) and Donald Trump Jr. (R) attend the ‘Celebrity Apprentice All Stars’ Season 13 Press Conference in 2012. (Getty)

Eric Trump married his wife Laura in 2014. She is a producer for CBS’ Inside Edition. 

Instagram caption: “Amazing that our anniversary is also Election Day! Happy anniversary @laraleatrump ????”

Eric founded the Eric Trump Foundation when he was 23-years-old. The charity aims at raising money for children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The organization’s website says they have “donated and pledged nearly $30 million dollars to St. Jude.”

Instagram caption: “So proud of our @erictrumpfdn Road Scholar truck! It’s dedicated to the children of @stjude”

Eric runs the Trump Organization’s golf courses. Since joining the organization in 2013, Eric increased the number of international golf courses from three to 17.

Instagram caption: “Beautiful day to play at Trump National Jupiter @larayunaska”

Eric oversees Trump Winery in Virginia. The vineyard is the largest in acreage in the state, but not the largest in production. 

Caption: Eric Trump gestures as he joins Patricia Kluge, right, and his father, Donald Trump, center, during a press conference in Charlottesville, Va., in 2011. (AP)

While speaking on the campaign trail in October, Eric Trump mistakenly introduced then-vice presidential candidate Mike Pence as the Governor of Illinois. Pence is the governor of Indiana. The 32-year-old chalked it up to a slip of the tongue. 

Caption: Vice President-elect, Indiana Governor Mike Pence (C) is greeted by Eric Trump (R), son of President-elect Donald Trump. (Getty)

Eric made headlines on Election day after he tweeted a photo of his ballot while voting for his dad. The tweet was quickly deleted, but not before garnering over 3,000 retweets and over 8,000 likes. 

It is illegal in New York to share a photo of your election ballot.

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In his post, Amer announced he was heading to Glasgow, Scotland to embark on his UK Tour. “I am ‘randomly’ chosen to sit next to none other than Eric Trump,” he wrote alongside a photograph of himself seated beside Eric in a blue Trump sweater (of course).

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“I was just walking in and he was just sitting there with his Trump shirt on and I was like, is this real?” Amer toldBuzzfeed.

After reportedly chatting about the discussed Muslim check-in process, the campaign and, of course, Hillary Clinton for about a half hour, Amer said Trump fell asleep and he was left with the feeling that the man was somewhat robotic.

“I just felt he was a robot, in the sense this guy has a routine that has been there since he was six. I believe his dad raised him super old-school and that’s the feeling I got from him,” Amer told the publication. “He’s flying first class to Scotland for a day, checking in on their golf course, going in and talking to them. This guy is all about business.”

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 16: (L-R) Eric Trump, Lara Yunaska Trump, Donald Trump, Barron Trump, Melania Trump, Vanessa Haydon Trump, Kai Madison Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Donald John Trump III, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and Tiffany Trump pose for photos on stage after Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City. Trump is the 12th Republican who has announced running for the White House. (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, center, speaks as his sons Donald Trump Jr., left, and Eric Trump, right, listen during a caucus night rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Trump’s dominating victory in the Nevada caucuses pushes him further out ahead of his nearest competitors for the Republican presidential nomination, giving his unorthodox candidacy a major boost heading into Super Tuesday contests next week. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Before Amer’s flight took off, he posted another Facebook status, joking, “if I disappear and don’t make it on tour YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO ME!!”

Mashable hasreached out to Amer for more.

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