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12/22/2016

Ivanka Trump And Her Children Harassed By Fellow Passenger On JetBlue Flight

Filed under: General — Dana @ 8:45 am



[guest post by Dana]

It is being reported that Ivanka Trump was verbally accosted by a fellow passenger on a JetBlue flight out of JFK. Trump, who had her three children with her, was berated by a male passenger who not only yelled at Ivanka Trump, but her children as well:

Ivanka was on a JetBlue flight leaving JFK Thursday morning with her family when a passenger started screaming, “Your father is ruining the country.” The guy went on, “Why is she on our flight. She should be flying private.” The guy had his kid in his arms as he went on the tirade.

A passenger on the flight tells TMZ Ivanka ignored the guy and tried distracting her kids with crayons.

JetBlue personnel escorted the unruly passenger off the flight. As he was removed he screamed, “You’re kicking me off for expressing my opinion?!!”

An update was added to the original report:

The husband of the unruly passenger tweeted an hour before the plane took off, *”Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them.”

Of course, over at the NY Daily News, in their report, “JetBlue passengers kicked off flight over complaints about Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner,” it’s a bit of a different story:

A Hunter College professor says he and his husband were booted from a JetBlue flight leaving JFK International Airport after complaining that Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner were on their flight.

“My husband expressed displeasure in a calm tone, JetBlue staff overheard, and they kicked us off the plane,” wrote Matt Lasner, an associate professor of urban studies and planning.

Jet Blue released a statement:

[T]he decision to remove customers is made “if the crew feels the situation runs the risk of escalation during flight.”

I was not able to find any report of the incident on The New York Times website, nor The Washington Post. Sadly, we already know that any hands-off policy with regard to a politician’s minor children (or grandchildren, as in this case), only applies if there is a “D” after their name. Just ask Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz…

Here is husband Matthew Lasner’s tweet, which he has since deleted:

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–Dana

79 Responses to “Ivanka Trump And Her Children Harassed By Fellow Passenger On JetBlue Flight”

  1. A man intentionally chased down a woman (and her three children) to harass and agitate her. How is this acceptable to anyone, whether on the Right or Left?

    A liberal on the radio has nuttily asked, who is the greater victim here: Ivanka Trump and her children, or the people her father has offended?

    Dana (d17a61)

  2. More of that famous liberal tolerance.

    Edoc118 (0d80b9)

  3. someone should tweet this pooper one of them seizure gifs lol

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  4. What’s really odd to me is the picture showing Ivanka Trump sitting in the middle seat of a row of three seats in the economy section of the flight.

    Does JetBlue not offer a First Class cabin?

    shipwreckedcrew (56b591)

  5. It is Ivanka’s fault for not flying first class, right?

    AZ Bob (f7a491)

  6. I think it’s funny that the harasser seemed offended that the uber wealthy Ivanaka wasn’t flying on a private jet because that’s where she belonged. How dare she forget her station in life!

    Dana (d17a61)

  7. How dare she be on the plane and cause him to lose his composure! (Well, aside from that part where he intentionally chased after her with full intent on harassing her.)

    Dana (d17a61)

  8. I would not call this an instance of a “man intentionally chas[ing] down a woman (and her three children) to harass and agitate her”.

    “Man” being the operative word.

    nk (dbc370)

  9. i don’t have super warm fuzzies for ivanka to be honest it’s hard to have a dog in this fight

    what i would say is that these is not appropriate christmastime flying behaviors

    it’s a special time of year you see

    when you hold goodwill in your heart for everyone!

    and you take care of your corner

    and you especially don’t do stuff on purpose what’s gonna delay people getting home on christmas for so they can see their families

    apart from being rude to ivanka (i has no dog) these juvenile poopers were very selfish i think and rude rude rude to their fellow jet blue passengers

    and i abjure that most of all

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  10. also i think they might be gay

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  11. This is interesting: An hour before the flight, Matthew Lasner, husband of the harasser, tweeted this:

    “Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them.”

    He later deleted the tweet.

    Further, witnesses on the plane say that rather than the harasser “expressing displeasure in a clam tone,” as the husband tweeted, he was yelling and not speaking in calm tones.

    It appears the husband, Matthew Lasner, has taken down his Twitter account.

    Dana (d17a61)

  12. douchebag jack dorsey’s twatter is a force for evil

    it’s of the devil i’m not even kidding

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  13. Just for fun, Ivanka should claim that the two men tried to forcibly remove her hijab.

    JVW (7440c4)

  14. I added the screenshot of the husband’s tweet.

    Dana (d17a61)

  15. BTW, Bill Gates is another very rich guy who flies coach, not wanting to pay four times as much for first class.

    nk (dbc370)

  16. Do you want to get ziptied and sent out for rendition?

    Because that’s how you get ziptied and sent out for rendition.

    You know, happyfeet, I think you meant to say you don’t have a fake service dog in that fight.

    Pinandpuller (601cbc)

  17. And where were Ivanka’s bodyguards?

    nk (dbc370)

  18. According to this report, Secret Service agents did not intervene during the incident – JetBlue did.

    Dana (d17a61)

  19. This Unambiguously Gay Duo will now have a story of Tolerance® to hand down to their children and grandchildren.

    Colonel Haiku (00236c)

  20. I wonder if a round of Krav Maga lessons came in Ivanka’s conversion package?

    Pinandpuller (601cbc)

  21. How many years and months is it now that I have been counseling everybody that twitter is the devil. Nobody listens to me. Sigh.

    elissa (ab2dc1)

  22. Maybe the Secret Service got a note from Mike Pence about not strangling the sound of freedom.

    Pinandpuller (601cbc)

  23. Teh Hate that dare not speak its name won’t shut up.

    Colonel Haiku (00236c)

  24. I bet this guy reaches over and honks the horn while his husband is driving.

    Sounds like a real delight, like Jesse Tyler Ferguson IRL.

    There’s a term for guys like that but it’s redundant.

    Pinandpuller (601cbc)

  25. In addition to the deleted twitter boast I particularly like that it was yet again a “college professor” who instigated the kerfuffle. These newsmakey events are becoming awfully predictable, aren’t they?

    elissa (ab2dc1)

  26. There’s lots of terms for guys like that. But the champion is still the tranny who heckled Obama in the White House.

    nk (dbc370)

  27. Just think how he would have kicked and screamed at a bakery if they had refused to bake his wedding cake!

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  28. BTW, Bill Gates is another very rich guy who flies coach, not wanting to pay four times as much for first class.

    nk (dbc370) — 12/22/2016 @ 9:30 am

    Yah sure, but Bill Gates thinks in an approved fashion and isn’t magically destroying the country a month before inauguration.

    Bill H (971e5f)

  29. Yannow, I’m wondering: with Mr (?) Lasner’s tweet as proof of intent, could a charge of interfering with a flight be lodged, since apparently the flight was delayed for this bit of unpleasantness? It might get “Husband”‘s attention, and make him think twice about accosting someone else again.

    And no, dude, you didn’t get booted for expressing an opinion. You got booted for proving yourself a danger to the flight.

    Bill H (971e5f)

  30. Well, good news: the Washington Post and CBS news are now starting to cover this story, and their initial reports describe Ivanka as being “accosted” on the flight and mention the professor’s tweets about seeking to harass her.

    Look for the professor and the lawyer to issue a very self-serving semi-apology which really casts themselves as the victims (“we’ve been receiving death threats”) in 5. . . 4. . . 3. . . 2. . . .

    JVW (7440c4)

  31. See the last sentence in the first paragraph quoted above.

    Are these two nhysterical ninnies sufficiently stable enough to care for a child?

    ropelight (78afaa)

  32. My esteem for Ivanka will be at an all-time high (and I already am very impressed with her) if she continues to refuse comment on this issue. And I would be very impressed if her dad lets it go too. This is one situation where I think taking the high road would be the absolute right call.

    JVW (7440c4)

  33. Are these two nhysterical ninnies sufficiently stable enough to care for a child?

    I wouldn’t shed a tear if Child Protective Services demanded to make an in-home visit and interview the two, er, gentlemen.

    JVW (7440c4)

  34. Bill H (971e5f) — 12/22/2016 @ 9:59 am

    Bill Gates thinks in an approved fashion and isn’t magically destroying the country a month before inauguration.

    But didn’t Bill Gates talk to Donald Trump and have some kind words for him afterwards?

    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/13/after-talking-with-trump-bill-gates-likens-president-elect-to-jfk.html

    Sammy Finkelman (96f386)

  35. I think you missed the point, Sammeh.

    Colonel Haiku (00236c)

  36. I find their behavior deplorable, but – at this point – what difference does it make?

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  37. You can always trust NY Daily News content!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  38. The Los Angeles Times and People now have stories on this.

    Sammy Finkelman (96f386)

  39. I mean on the Jet Blue Ivanka Trump insident.

    The New York Times will probably post a story later. It prides itself on getting the facts right,

    Sammy Finkelman (96f386)

  40. Pro tip: if you’re planning on harassing a public figure on an aircraft, then lying about it to gain undeserved sympathy when your idiot selves are booted from the plane as a result, don’t admit to the harassment in a Tweet.

    #moonbatmeltdown

    M Scott Eiland (1edade)

  41. A Hunter College professor says he and his husband, THis tells me all that i need to know-

    NeoCon_1 (a253a4)

  42. The New York Times will probably post a story later. It prides itself on getting the facts right,

    Sammy Finkelman (96f386) — 12/22/2016 @ 10:58 am

    ==========================================

    ABSOLUTELY!!! lolololololololololololol

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  43. Sammeh, you are a delight… don’t change… evah!!!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  44. #Sammehtastic!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  45. #NofliesonSammeh

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  46. But didn’t Bill Gates talk to Donald Trump and have some kind words for him afterwards?

    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/13/after-talking-with-trump-bill-gates-likens-president-elect-to-jfk.html

    Sammy Finkelman (96f386) — 12/22/2016 @ 10:40 am

    Could have, possibly, yes. But that wasn’t my point, as Colonel mentions. Imma betting that Bill Gates 1) would be enough of a gentleman to not do something like this and 2) probably wouldn’t be flying Jet Blue anyway. And besides, just what does Ivanka Trump have to do with destroying the country anyway? Even if she does have her dad’s ear in this respect, just exactly what would or could she do?

    The whole upshot is dude not only went after the wrong target, any hope he had of getting the message back to Daddy went away when he acted like an ass. Getting booted from the flight merely made his message that much smaller.

    Bill H (971e5f)

  47. CNN reported this with sympathy for Ivanka, still imagery and sourcing from… TMZ.

    Ivanka and the kiddies are winging their way westward for holidays in Hawaii. Perhaps a brunch with the Obamas is on the menu.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  48. YTSWWTIYKWIMAITYD

    papertiger (c8116c)

  49. Secret Service didn’t intervene. You don’t need a gun or even a knife to injure a person. How close did the ratbag get?

    Davod (f3a711)

  50. Now, imagine if this guy were a conservative and the passenger was a member of Obama’s family.

    scrubone (c3104f)

  51. Grudgingly proud of or local news services who managed to clearly label this what it is – harassment.

    scrubone (c3104f)

  52. well you have to remember if there were under-aged third whirl hookers on the flight the secret service was probably busy

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  53. Hunter College must be very proud–I understand that Lasner is a professor there.

    Rochf (877dba)

  54. Pity this rat bastard wasn’t removed from the flight at, say, 20,000 feet.

    Seriously; since when is objecting to the presence of your political opposition reasonable behavior, no matter what tone of voice you take?

    C. S. P. Schofield (99bd37)

  55. Greetings:

    Me, I’m thinking that the two homosexuals had probably lost all their hope.

    11B40 (6abb5c)

  56. Me, I’m thinking far too many people have no class and fail to exhibit basic decency in public anymore.

    elissa (a0c7f2)

  57. The entitled left is self-excused from the usual and normal constraints of civilized behavior. Their entitled candidate lost to an outsider so extreme retribution is not only acceptable, it’s expected and admired.

    ropelight (78afaa)

  58. @27 nk

    Was he a tranny or did he still have three on the tree?

    Pinandpuller (601cbc)

  59. As ropelight said, there is never a “too low to go” for lrftists. Like this:

    https://patterico.com/app/uploads/2016/11/Untitled7.jpg

    Rev. Hoagie® (785e38)

  60. Where do I get me some of them Rowdy Roddy Piper glasses?

    Pinandpuller (601cbc)

  61. Follow-up post on Ivanka Trump incident now up.

    Dana (d17a61)

  62. 42. It was his traveling companion who tweeted about it.

    He tweeted about it because nobody ever sees a tweet except your followers, or that’s how some people think.

    Sammy Finkelman (b32091)

  63. Just another example of homophobia hateful homosexuals at work.

    They now get to decide who flies commercial?

    I must have missed that policy change.

    Were there no decent people aboard this flight to protect a woman and her children from enraged, self-righteous pricks?

    WarEagle82 (641089)

  64. Me, I’m thinking far too many people have no class and fail to exhibit basic decency in public anymore.

    I think the problem is more that people have been told Trump is so evil, that they’re shocked when people act like they’re not. This guy is just acting consistently with what he believes. It’s just that what he believes bears little, if any, relationship to the truth.

    scrubone (c3104f)

  65. elissa,
    the closest i have ever come to twitter is when I see a link from here or powerline for something on Twitchy

    So I’m with ya on that/this

    besides, usually, as you all know, it usually takes me at least 150,
    if not 175,
    characters just to get warmed up…

    i’d have to take a picture of something I wrote out by hand…
    or get nk to edit it for me

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  66. The leftists have spent decades telling us there is no absolute concept of “good” and “evil” and yet they have decided that THEY are self-righteously appointed the arbiter of TRUTH (that they argue doesn’t exist) and that anyone who disagrees with them is EVIL.

    Reality has been turned on its head and these self-righteous pricks will now assume the roles of judge, jury and executioner.

    Be prepared because this is probably going to get a lot worse in the near future.

    WarEagle82 (641089)

  67. Greetings:

    This seems to have tripped the residual learning of a 2-credit Sociology course I took back in ’65. I’m kind of interested in how homosexual males assign the more manly of the “husband” duties other than the homosex (or maybe not). Is it bigger guy goes first or mouthy little guy leads off ??? Is it handled in a “duty rooster” type of rotation or is the role assigned and accepted longer term perhaps as long as the homosexual marriage lasts or longer ??? Oh yeah, what ever happened to that “spouse” bit that was to include and make happy homosexuals ???

    The again, maybe it was just another bad sphincter day which doesn’t preclude future worse sphincter days.

    11B40 (6abb5c)

  68. * Yes there’s something wrong with that if you know what I mean and I think you do.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  69. @11b40:I’m kind of interested in how homosexual males assign the more manly of the “husband” duties other than the homosex (or maybe not).

    It’s a marriage with two men in it. They both do the “man” stuff, and they both do the “woman” stuff, and any “man” or “woman” stuff neither of them does simply does not get done.

    With two incomes and no kids they can easily hire anyone to do whatever needs doing.

    Gabriel Hanna (14083c)

  70. Yeah, Gabriel Hanna I saw that episode of “Modern Family” too where they sexplained how “nobody’s the girl” for their fathers. It takes a lot of circle talk to create a marriage from a same sex partnership but once they mastered that selling males “identifying” as females was a cake walk (but not a wedding cake walk).

    Rev. Hoagie® (785e38)

  71. Greetings, Gabriel Hanna: ( @ 73 (14083c) —12/22/2016 @ 6:28 pm)

    1) They sure didn’t do the “man” stuff on the plane today. My father’s idea of manhood included the ability to tell yourself “No.”.

    2) I think that a child has been sacrificed to their mythology.

    3) The “two incomes” reference harkens me back to Karl Marx’s analysis as to the market distortions he attributed to that kind of
    sexual dysfunction.

    11B40 (6abb5c)

  72. @Rev’m Hoagie: It takes a lot of circle talk to create a marriage from a same sex partnership

    I never said it was the same as a man-woman marriage; in fact I was saying how it was different.

    @11B40:They sure didn’t do the “man” stuff on the plane today.

    I’ve seen plenty of men act the way described here. Pretty sure your dad wouldn’t have approved, and I never said he would.

    I think that a child has been sacrificed to their mythology.

    There’s a lot of dual-income heterosexual couples have done the same. Winston Churchill and his generation were raised by their nannies and governesses, and hardly saw their parents.

    3) The “two incomes” reference harkens me back to Karl Marx’s analysis

    Imputed income can’t be taxed. If one parent stays home, the government makes nothing out of that parent’s labor. If both parents work and they contract out the child-rearing, the government can take a big fat cut. That grows big government, and it grows the need for big government.

    Plenty of people say they can’t understand how any family can afford to live on one income. But I don’t understand how a family can live on two.

    Gabriel Hanna (14083c)

  73. Wearing their aberration as a shield to avoid the criticism their anti social behavior deserves.

    Smears the majority of the queer fraternity.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  74. This story mad ethe front page of both the New York Daily News and the New York Post on Friday, and was on the bottom right of an inside page in the Wall Street Journal, which was more vague because they could not confirm facts, I guess.

    I did not find it in the New York Times at all not Friday and not later, and I think the New York Times website only has an Associated Press story about it.

    The headline in the Daily News is: (in white letters against a picture – also shown is picture of Ivana Trump and insets of two pictures of the men)

    PLANE
    IDIOTS

    CUNY prof, hubby, booted from plane
    after harrassing Ivanka and family

    The boxes with the pictures of the two men have a caption

    Matt Lasner (l.) and Dan Goldstein spotted Ivanka Trump
    and her family at the airport Thursday. “My husband
    chasing them down to harass them,” Lasner tweeted.
    The couple was removed from the flight after Goldstein
    shouted, “Your father is ruining the country!”

    the new York post had, as its’ main headline (white letetrs on grey background but that part of a picture of Ivanka I think on the plane and also a picture of Goldstein and a picture of the tweet, theer is box with black letters on white explaining this.

    HEIR STRIKE

    Now Dems
    are attacking
    trump’s kids

    The tweet (in a box underneath a picture of Daniel Goldstein)

    Matthew Lester @mattlasner – 1h
    Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing
    them down to harass them #banalityofevil

    The hashtag is in red.

    The box with the explanation reads:

    Brooklyn lawyer Daniel Jen-
    nigs Goldstein (left) “chased”
    and “harassed” Ivanka Trump on a
    JetBlue flight out of JFK yesterday,
    and his husband proudly tweeted
    this picture of the confrontation–
    causing a backlash online. “Your
    fathere is ruining our country!”
    Goldstein yelled at Trump, who
    was sitting with her husband and
    three young children

    SEE PAGES 6-7

    SEE PAGES 6-7 is in white letters against a red background. But the b\ox as a whole is white.

    Ivanka was on that flight to go to San Francisco where she picked up a private plane to go teh rest of the way to Hawaii.

    This whole thing doesn’t seem very important except to compare how different newspapers covered the story, and the interesting puns the New York Daily News and the New York Post tried.

    Sammy Finkelman (643dcd)

  75. You can see New York Daily News front pages online. You can ordrer them too, apparently for $35 each, on better quality paper tahn newsprint.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nydn-front-pages-2016-gallery-1.2482879?pmSlide=1.2926113

    Sammy Finkelman (643dcd)


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