A crazed supporter of presidential loser Hillary Clinton was removed from a flight Thursday after harassing Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka in front of her children.
Brooklyn lawyer Dan Goldstein and his husband, Matthew Lasner, were forced to deplane a JetBlue flight after Goldstein reportedly “screamed” remarks at the president-elect’s 35-year-old daugher.
“Your father is ruining the country,” Goldstein yelled at Ivanka, according to entertainment site TMZ.
“Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private,” he also shouted.
All the while Ivanka attempted to distract her children with crayons, another passenger aboard the plane told TMZ.
As Goldstein was removed from the flight, he allegedly screamed, “You’re kicking me off for expressing my opinion?!!”
In tweets which have now been deleted, Lasner claimed Goldstein had “expressed displeasure in a calm tone.”
However, in an earlier tweet Lasner had stated Goldstein was instead “chasing” Ivanka, her husband and their three children “down to harass them.”
Another person aboard the jet, Marc Scheff, recounted an additional version of events, published by The Daily Mail:
He wrote: ‘He didn’t accost her directly. When he got on and saw her, sitting behind me, he said “oh my god. This is a nightmare” and was visibly shaking.
‘He said, “They ruin the country now they ruin our flight!” (Context: Boarding and therefore the flight was delayed because they needed to get on first through some other way)
‘He did not yell. He was also not what I would describe as calm. Agitated maybe. His husband behind him was very calm. His son is adorable and sharply dressed.
‘When the JetBlue staff went back to speak to the man I overheard Ivanka say to them “I don’t want to make this a thing.” My assessment is that she was happy to let the man take his seat. Security made a different call.’
Scheff later wrote: ‘Honestly, if I was her security I would have made the same call. I don’t _think_ the man was capable of violence, sure. But I would worry that he would leave his seat or cause a scene in some way.
‘And his husband had tweeted that he planned on doing that. So, again you know my politics, but I would have made the same call here.’
Scheff later added about Ivanka: ‘She handled the situation calmly and with class.’
Later, JetBlue released a statement detailing their decision to remove the two men:
“The decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly. If the crew determines that a customer is causing a 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.”
While Secret Service agents were aboard the flight, they chose not to intervene and instead let airline staff deal with the man, according to The Daily Mail.
The Mail discovered Lasner had previously tweeted using anti-Trump hashtags such as #notmypresident, and at one time also tweeted Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner directly calling on them to “SAY SOMETHING” about the “swastikas being painted across America by people who support your father.”