Ivanka Trump, husband Jared Kushner and their kids were waiting to take off on a flight on JetBlue when they got verbally harassed by another passenger.
The plane was getting set to fly from New York’s JFK Airport to Hawaii when the situation took place.
Attorney Dan Goldstein “howled your father is ruining the country,” according to the New York Daily News. The News reports the confrontation as being one-sided. While Goldstein was heated, Ivanka Trump “remained cool, calm and collected“.
Goldstein and his husband Matt Lasner were kicked off of the flight due to their actions.
Trouble started when Goldstein saw Ivanka and her family aboard the plane. The News mentions that one witness heard hims say “Oh my God, this is a nightmare… They ruin the country and now they ruin our flight.”
I was trying to figure out how Ivanka Trump could ruin a flight. Well it turns out that Goldstein didn’t appreciate the flight being delayed so Ivanka and family could board first due to security concerns.
Goldstein also had the nerve to wonder why Ivanka was on the flight and said she should be flying private!
One passenger sitting close to Ivanka heard her say how she didn’t want the incident to become a big thing. He also felt that Ivanka wouldn’t have minded if the abusive passenger got to stay on the flight.
The story took a strange twist once the couple was kicked off of the flight.
Goldstein’s husband, Matt Lasner, an associate professor at Hunter College tried to portray the incident differently on Twitter.
Before the flight, Lasner tweeted “Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial,” tweeted Lasner. “My husband chasing them down to harass them. #banalityofevil.”
Then he tried to make his family look like the victims! Lasner claimed that a flight attendant overheard them talking about how unhappy they were flying with Trumps!
JetBlue released a statement regarding the decision to remove Goldstein and Lasner from the flight. They were released for causing conflict which might further escalate during the flight.
The abusive couple was rebooked on the next available flight.
It sounds like both Ivanka Trump and JetBlue handled the situation well. I think that Goldstein and Lasner were lucky that JetBlue rebooked them on the next flight. Maybe they deserved a tougher penalty for their actions…
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