Trevor Noah calls Ann Coulter 'Airplane Rosa Parks' after Delta tweetstorm

Comedy Central's Trevor Noah called Ann Coulter "the Airplane Rosa Parks" on Monday night after the conservative commentator complained on Twitter about Delta Air Lines giving up a preferred extra-room seat she had booked in advance. 

"The worst airline in America" she said in a tweet to her 1.6 million followers on Saturday night.

"Just when you think it's safe to fly them again, the worst airline in America is STILL: @Delta," she added.


Coulter also took aim at the passenger who ended up with her seat, calling her a "dachshund-legged woman."  

"Wow, people, this is the civil rights struggle of our generation," Noah said on "The Daily Show" after the tweets went viral. 

"How long will white women be asked to move to the back of the — well, not the back, but just like slightly over two seats? Ann Coulter is basically Airplane Rosa Parks," the host added.

Noah then went to correspondent Roy Wood Jr., positioned outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City. 

Wood, an African-American, appeared to side with Coulter in a semi-mocking manner. 

"Ann picked her seat in advance, it was an agreement binding by the Geneva Conventions and all that is holy," Wood said. 

"Look, me and Ann are as different as night and day, or black and white, as one might say. But in this situation, I stand with my fellow frequent flier, I stand with Ann! All legroom matters, Trevor!"

Delta responded to Coulter's tweets on Sunday night and said it would refund her the $30 fee for the extra-room seat. The airline did not offer an explanation about why the seat needed to be forfeited, however. 

The airline added in a subsequent tweet that Coulter's "insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary."