Passengers Removed from JetBlue Flight after Confronting Ivanka Trump

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NEW YORK CITY — A Hunter College professor and his husband were kicked off a JetBlue flight after the pair confronted Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner on a flight Thursday morning.

In a series of now-deleted tweets Matthew Lasner, a professor of urban policy, said his husband calmly expressed displeasure at being on the same flight as the Trumps. But shortly before that tweet, Lasner said his husband planned to chase down Trump and Kushner to harass them.

Lasner spotted the pair in John. F Kennedy International Airport's Terminal Five.

The decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly, a spokesperson for JetBlue said in a statement.

"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," JetBlue said in a statement. "In this instance, our team worked to re-accommodate the party on the next available flight."

Lasner appears to have deleted his account following the incident.

This is the second time this week an airline has made the news for removing a customer from a plane. A man was also removed from a Delta flight. Adam Saleh claims he was kicked off his flight after he was overheard speaking in Arabic.


  • Charles Duffy

    This man is an embarrassment, bothering a woman doing nothing. You don’t have a right to bother a passenger on a plane, in any tone. Hope they identify both he and his proud husband (and I don’t mean that in any anti way regarding their domestic situation – no one cares about their personal side, it’s not an issue). At issue is rudeness and this new thought that one an insult the President of the US and his family. Identify these men and fire them both, if they worked for my company, they’d be gone.

      • Charles Duffy

        Not his daughters Stan, if they harassed The Donald, no problem, but to attack his daughter, low life’s, as is anyone who can’t see the difference. And again, comparing poor attitudes and action to past ones as a means of saying it’s OK, is fundamentally juvenile, so take a second and think..

  • i quit..

    IF one sits at my table he will find out want i think. TRUMP EATS LITTLE CHILDREN should go back into closet where he belongs. QUEER IS QUEER

  • Dan Wesson

    where was the air marshal, or don’t we do that any more. That idiot should have been arrested put in cuffs ans taken to jail. Probably a coco coloring book jerk.

  • magicmikexxsm

    This is outrageous…suppose this was one of the Obama children…..liberal P.O.S….

    So those two are a little light in the loafers…..I wonder which one is the pitcher, and which one is the catcher???? lol the guy should loose his teaching job, at the college……

    • Mark L

      I can think of a few things that Trump said, did or suggested that were more outrageous. How about his: 1. Suggestion that people use the 2nd amendment against his political rival. 2. Statement that he would like to punch a protester in the face. 3. Mocking of a disabled reporter by shaking his hand in an erratic way.

      • Charles Duffy

        Those comparisons mean nothing, stop looking for weak excuses; if people were allowed to act rudely “well because you did something worse…..?”, how foolish. Are you still in kindergartner? This man was totally rude, his actions unnecessary.

    • Trump eats little children

      Say it! QUEER The word doesn’t hurt anymore.
      It exposes your pubescent mindset. I bet there will be at least one “queer” at your christmas table! ….son, daughter, grandchild, niece or nephew.
      Let your inner bigot show at the holiday table!
      I dare ya!

  • Lloyd Schmucatelli

    And a professor of “urban policy” to boot, makes sense now. HAHAHA

    That sounds about right!


  • J Scrotim

    Nice catch here by JetBlue, Should be a harassment charge here too. This is what the classless do. Way to go Lasner

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