Uh oh: it’s beginning.
A passenger has been booted off a JetBlue flight at JFK Airport in New York after he abused and yelled at Ivanka Trump.
Trump was in economy (which you have to admit, is quite weird) and the passenger walked up to her with a child in his arms, and allegedly yelled,
“Your father is ruining the country!”
He continued, yelling, “Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private.”
A passenger on the flight told TMZ that Ivanka tried to ignore the man, and instead focussed on helping her kids draw with crayons.
JetBlue staff then removed the man from the plane, while he yelled,
“You’re kicking me off for expressing my opinion?!”
While the people involved have not been named, TMZ says the passenger’s husband Matt Lasner had tweeted earlier in the day,
“Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them.”
Lasner, who is a professor at Hunter College in New York, has now deleted his Twitter account, on which he’d last tweeted that they’d been “kicked off the plane” after his husband “expressed displeasure in a calm tone.”
Right-wing Twitter accounts have now started publicly giving out Lasner‘s personal information and encouraging Trump fans to abuse and harass him and his husband.
JetBlue have 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 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.”
We’ll update you as soon as more information arises.