Ivanka Trump was verbally berated by a passenger on a JetBlue flight this morning, TMZ reported.
The president-elect's daughter was traveling with her three children and other family members in the coach section of a flight leaving JFK airport in New York City.
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According to the report, a man - holding a child of his own - began yelling at her and "jeering" at the young kids.
"Your father is ruining the country," he reportedly told her, while questioning why she was on the flight instead of flying privately.
Daily Mail identified the man as Dan Goldstein, a lawyer from Brooklyn. Before boarding the flight, Goldstein's husband, Matthew Lasner, tweeted: "Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them. #banalityofevil"
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Goldstein was escorted off the plane as he protested that he was being punished for expressing his opinion. Another passenger told TMZ that Mrs. Trump tried to ignore the taunts as her children played with crayons next to her.
She was on her way to Palm Beach, Florida, to spend Christmas with the family at Mar-a-Lago.
JetBlue said in a statement:
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.
The 35-year-old and her husband, businessman Jared Kushner, have a daughter; 5-year-old Arabella, and two sons; 3-year-old Joseph and 8-month-old Theodore.