Ivanka Trump, her husband Jared Kushner, and their three kids had the audacity to fly commercial – JetBlue – from New York City to Palm Beach, Florida to join the rest of their family at Mar-a-Lago, where the President-elect is currently.
According to Dan Goldstein – a Brooklyn attorney – Ivanka’s family shouldn’t be flying commercial. They need to be flying on their private jet. “Why is she on our flight?” Goldstein yelled out on the plane. “She should be flying private!”
During the confrontation – in which Goldstein was holding a young child and yelling at Ivanka, saying that her “father is ruining the country” – Ivanka completely ignored him and tried to preoccupy her three kids with crayons.
The Secret Service was there with the Trumps, but they chose to let the flight crew handle the situation. The crew escorted the attorney and a man identified as his “husband” Matthew Lasner off the plane, much to their dismay.
“My husband expressed his displeasure in a calm tone, JetBlue staff overheard, and they kicked us off the plane,” Lasner wrote on Twitter.
As the Daily Mail pointed out, however, just an hour prior to the confrontation, Lasner tweeted out:
“Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them. #banalityofevil”
The plane was still boarding when the incident occurred, so the crew was able to get the two men and their child off the flight and avoid any further incident.
Goldstein began saying to the crew as they escorted him off the plane: “You’re kicking me off for expressing my opinion?!!”
It was after they were off the plane that Lasner then posted his tweets defending his husband and the photo of Ivanka sitting in her seat.
Those tweets were then deleted in less than an hour. An hour after that Lasner deleted his entire account.
JetBlue released a statement on the incident:
“The decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly. If the crew determines that a customer is causing a 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.”
Goldstein, Lasner and the child were placed on the next available flight.
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