The man who posed for a picture with a hijacker has been criticised for his latest dangerous stunt – getting a selfie only metres away from Donald Trump’s campaign team.
The original image of Ben Innes grinning next to his captor on the Egyptair flight went viral on social media, leading Innes to seek “even more risky challenges”, he told journalists.
Innes reportedly travelled to Wisconsin, where the Republican candidates are campaigning ahead of next Tuesday’s primary, and took advantage of a lull in the vitriol to leap in front of Donald Trump’s team and take a selfie.
This put him in direct contact with people as dangerous as Trump and his notoriously violent campaign manager Corey Lewandowski – who has recently been arrested for attacking female journalists and would think nothing of savaging a tourist from Leeds.
Mr Innes told the Evening Harold: “I’m not sure why I did it – I just threw caution to the wind while trying to stay cheerful in the face of adversity.”
“When I look back on the last week – I was actually standing next to a lunatic who could have exploded at any moment, causing horrendous damage.”
“The hijacker guy was pretty scary too.”