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Ivanka Trump reportedly harassed on Jet Blue flight

That escalated quickly.


Dahlia Dandashi


Posted on Dec 22, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 8:23 am CDT

This morning, among economy passengers on a Jet Blue flight from New York City to Palm Beach, Ivanka Trump was allegedly verbally harassed by a man who politically opposes President-elect Donald Trump. He was kicked off the flight.

According to TMZ, the 35-year-old mother and businesswoman was traveling with her children and husband, Jared Kushner, when passenger Dan Goldstein began to yell at the family. “Your father is ruining the country,” the man reportedly yelled. “Why is she on our flight? She should be flying coach.” 

Goldstein’s husband, Matthew Lasner, proceeded to post on Twitter after being told to leave, frustrated at the incident.

Matthew Lasner/Twitter

Matthew Lasner/Twitter

Though Goldstein and Lasner insist there was no yelling or hostility involved, and were allegedly kicked off despite using a “calm tone,” Lasner’s previous posts may imply something different. An hour before the flight, Lasner posted a more telling tweet. 

Matthew Lasner/Twitter

A passenger aboard the flight also told TMZ that Trump simply avoided the man and attended to her kids. The tweets have all been since deleted, and Lasner’s Twitter account no longer exists. 

H/T Complex

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*First Published: Dec 22, 2016, 1:52 pm CST