JetBlue stands by their decision to remove the disruptive passenger.
Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka was trying to get her holiday started early by taking a commercial flight from JFK today, but a passenger and his husband put a damper on the trip which resulted in the couple being removed from the flight.
The passenger Tweeted (since removed) a picture of first daughter-elect sitting among her family in the coach section of a JetBlue aircraft.
According to TMZ the man began to hold Ivanka accountable for her father’s new job,” Your father is ruining the country." he said aloud, "Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private."
Matthew Lasner and his husband, Brooklyn lawyer Dan Goldstein, had their child with them as Goldstein reprimanded Ivanka within earshot of her own children.
Reportedly, Ivnaka ignored him and tried to distract her kids with crayons.
In a Tweet, an hour before the flight, the couple spied the heiress in the same terminal and Lasner tweeted, “Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them."JetBlue attendants were quick to respond and escorted Lasner and his family off the plane.
"The decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly," JetBlue said in a statement. "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."
Pink News reports that Trump supporters are furious over Lasner's display and have posted his address and contact information publicly.
“Picking on women and children, way to go tuff guy, only a fag would be proud of that," Tweeted one person.
Additional photo courtesy of Pink News.