Ivanka Trump Berated By Plane Passenger: “Your Father Is Ruining The Country”
Ivanka Trump was berated by a fellow passenger on a JetBlue flight leaving JFK Thursday morning when the man went on a rant against her father, Donald Trump. The president-elect’s daughter was sitting in coach with her husband, three children and other family members when the incident occurred.
Another passenger on the flight told TMZ that the disruptive man began screaming, “Your father is ruining the country,” and added, “Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private.” The man was reportedly holding his child in his arms during the outburst. The witness also revealed that Ivanka ignored the man and tried distracting her kids with crayons. JetBlue staff eventually escorted him off the plane, during which he yelled, “You’re kicking me off for expressing my opinion?!”
From what Gossip Cop has gathered, the passenger who went on the tirade is a man named Dan Goldstein. His husband Matthew Lasner, a professor at Hunter College, had tweeted shortly before the incident, “Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them.” He added the hashtag, “#banalityofevil.”
UPDATE: JetBlue issued a statement saying, “The decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly. If the crew determines that a customer is causing conflict on the aircraft, the customer will be asked to deplane, especially if the crew feels the situation runs the risk of escalation during flight. In this instance, our team worked to re-accommodate the party on the next available flight.”