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Man Removed From Plane After Incident With Ivanka Trump

| by Michael Doherty

A couple has said that they were kicked off of a flight after an encounter with Ivanka Trump.

Matthew Lasner and Dan Goldstein were reportedly traveling with their child when they saw President-elect Donald Trump's daughter on a JetBlue flight from Florida to New York. Goldstein told Ivanka that her father "is ruining the country," according to the Daily Mail.

Goldstein then reportedly shouted, "Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private."

Ivanka, who was traveling with her children, reportedly tried to divert her kids' attention by giving them crayons.

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Lasner, Goldstein's husband, wrote on Twitter that the couple had been kicked off of their flight after the incident. "My husband expressed his displeasure in a calm tone, JetBlue staff overheard, and they kicked us off the plane," Lasner wrote.

In a since-deleted tweet an hour earlier, Lasner had reportedly said that his husband was "chasing [Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner] down to harass them." Laser also posted a photo of Ivanka in her seat.

As JetBlue staff escorted Goldstein, Lasner and their child off of the flight, Goldstein said, "You're kicking me off for expressing my opinion?"

Lasner has vocalized his opposition to Trump's presidency on Twitter since the election. "Who is marching against Trump?" he asked in one tweet tagged with #endfascism.

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JetBlue has issued a statement regarding the incident, TMZ reports.

"The decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly," the statement read. "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."

Sources: Daily Mail, TMZ / Photo credit: Twitter via Daily Mail

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