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Ivanka Trump Confronted on JetBlue Flight by Screaming Lawyer

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Matthew Lasner posted this image of the scene on Twitter, but then deleted it. (Twitter/Matthew Lasner)

Ivanka Trump‘s holiday travels got off to a rocky start on December 22, when a man confronted her. She was flying with her husband, Jared Kushner, on a commercial JetBlue flight from New York with their three children to Palm Beach. Matthew Lasner, the husband of the passenger who was kicked off, tweeted about the incident, but has since deleted his tweets.

An hour before the flight was set to take off, Lasner tweeted that his husband, later identified as Daniel Goldstein, was “chasing them down to harass them,” adding “#banalityofevil.”

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Nearly an hour later, Matt Lasner claimed that Goldstein “expressed displeasure in a calm tone.” After JetBlue staff overheard the comments, they “kicked us off the plane.” Lasner also tweeted a photo of the scene, showing Trump sitting in a middle seat in the main cabin.

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“Ivanka just before @JetBlue kicked us off our flight when a flt attendant overheard my husband expressing displeasure about flying w/ Trump,” Lasner wrote.

The flight was later delayed, ABC News reports.

A passenger on the flight later told TMZ that the passenger was yelling – not talking in a “calm” manner. The witness claims the passenger yelled, “You father is ruining the country.” The passenger also said, “Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private.”

According to TMZ’s witness, Ivanka tried her best to ignore the man, as she was with her three children. As he was kicked off the flight, TMZ reports he yelled, “You’re kicking me off for expressing my opinion?”

The Daily Mail reports that Goldstein didn’t confront Kushner, who was sitting right next to her.

BuzzFeeed News spoke with Marc Scheff, the person seen sitting in front of Ivanka in the photo Lasner posted. Scheff said that Goldstein never actually approached Ivanka. “He did not approach her seat or speak to her. He did not yell. He was visibly shaking. I would say he was agitated,” Schiff said. He added that Goldstein didn’t “get up in her face,” and “spoke from where he was standing.

Scheff also posted a long statement on his Facebook page. He called the story “part of a pattern of distraction. As Ivanka flies coach DT announces he wants to ‘greatly increase’ our nuclear arsenal,” referring to Trump’s tweet. “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes,” Trump wrote on Twitter on December 22.

Lasner, who deleted all the tweets related to the incident, is a professor at Hunter College and lives in New York, according to his Twitter page. He’s also the author of High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century. Lasner identifies his husband as Goldstein in the book Affordable Housing in New York. According to the Daily Mail, Goldstein is a lawyer in Brooklyn. According to his book, the two also share a son named Amos, who was seen with them on the flight.

JetBlue has issued the following 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.”

Daniel Goldstein: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Daniel Goldstein is a Brooklyn lawyer who was kicked off a JetBlue flight for screaming at Ivanka Trump on a plane. Goldstein was with his husband, Matthew Lasner.

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Matthew Lasner: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Matthew Lasner is a professor at Hunter College who said on Twitter that he and his husband harassed Ivanka Trump on a JetBlue flight.

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24 comments

  1. Ivanka made the mistake of trying to distract her children with crayons when she should have used that distraction on her attacker. “Here snowflake, express yourself with this coloring book.”

  2. Q. What kind of man attacks a mother in front of her kids?

    A. A man who needs his ass kicked.

    Hey liberals, Donald Trump WON! So retreat to your safe space, double down with your latest Lena Dunham book, and get ready to hurl those accusations of bigotry at anyone who disagrees with you. Get over it!

    Americans took our country back! Our jobs were being taken away. Our healthcare is too expensive. Mine is $600/month now (AND RISING!). My car insurance is still $25 per month (from Insurance Panda), but who knows what Obama’s plans for that were. Things are getting more and more expensive as it is. Can we really afford to support the world’s homeless? The answer is NO

    Go Hide In Your Safe Spaces, Libs, and get used to saying it…
    PRESIDENT TRUMP!

      • As a matter of fact, i can picture this abnormal, color deficient, alien type, filthy cave picking filthy ass bugs, knats and tics out of her kids hair and eating them. Just as her ancestors did. Shes a non-melanated cave dweller with heels on.

  3. down here in KY we would stood and knock his block off. we don’t let men talk to women that way
    i don’t know why a man wouldn’t do this on a plane.

    • The Jew planted by mossad over Trump so he is not going anywhere soon. he got a lot of thing to do. keep spoiling one by one all those promises made by President elect D.J.Trump.

  4. Matthew Goldstein: Address reported to the California Bar.
    29 Tiffany Pl Apt 4J
    Brooklyn, NY 11231

    Don’t know if it is current.

    Show him your gratitude for his acts.

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  6. Complete pussy. Yell at a mother with her children who has no control of what her father does, and at a place where you know she can’t kick you in the balls. Picked on the only person he knew wouldn’t and couldn’t respond or defend herself. Typical loser bully maniac.

  7. He and his husband were just infuriated that this woman and her kids were representing the heterosexual lifestyle they find abhorrent, bizarre, and unnatural. Ivanka should have bitch-slapped the two little douchebags.

  8. If the sexual identities were treated the same, and we weren’t living in a PC world, let’s imagine how the headlines might read…”Heterophobic queerboy asshole attorney vomits out verbal hate assault at mother of two”!!! Film at 11:00!!!

  9. They should lock these wack job sicko’s up for Stalking and Harassment. Send them back to Sodom and Gomorrah.
    God bless Ivanka and her children.