Daniel Goldstein and his husband Matthew Lasner, were kicked off a JetBlue flight after he accosted Ivanka Trump on Thursday morning.
Goldstein, who is an attorney, verbally berated Ms. Trump and jeered her three children before the flight took off from JFK airport.
The man had his child in his arms and screamed: “Your father is ruining the country.” “Why is she on our flight. She should be flying private.”
He was escorted from the plane by JetBlue personnel. As he was being removed he shouted, “You’re kicking me off for expressing my opinion?!!”
Lasner, who is a professor at Hunter College, tweeted and then deleted: “Ivanka and Jared are at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harrass them. #banalityofevil.”
He later followed that up with another tweet saying that his husband was simply trying to express his displeasure with the Trumps in a calm way but was kicked off the flight when JetBlue personnel overheard him.
It kinda sounds odd that Ivanka Trump and her family were flying coach. I thought she has Secret Service protection, so why would they allow her to fly on a commercial airline. And in coach at that? Sounds like some kind of stunt to me.
JetBlue released a statement: “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. Our team worked to re-accommodate the party on the next available flight.”