- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 22, 2016

Ivanka Trump and her family were reportedly berated by a fellow passenger aboard a JetBlue flight Thursday morning.

TMZ reported that a man with a child in his arms started “jeering” at the future first daughter, her husband Jared Kushner and their three children, who were all seated in coach on a flight leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport.

TMZ reported that the man started screaming, “Your father is ruining our country.”

“Why is she on our flight. She should be flying private,” he reportedly said.

TMZ said Mrs. Trump ignored the passenger and tried distracting her children with crayons.

Two passengers were reportedly removed from the plane before it took off.

Matthew Lasner, a professor at New York City’s Hunter College, tweeted that he and his husband were removed from the flight.

Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them,” he wrote, according to screenshots published by a local ABC News affiliate.

Ivanka and Jared on our flight. My husband expressed displeasure in a calm tone, JetBlue staff overheard, and they kicked us off the plane. #banalityofevil,” he tweeted.

Both tweets have since been deleted.

JetBlue issued a statement saying, “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. In this instance, our team worked to re-accommodate the party on the next available flight.”


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