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Petition Calls For Ivanka Trump Harasser To Be Fired (Photo)

| by Zara Zhi

Tens of thousands have signed a petition calling for the termination of Ivanka Trump's harasser. 

A Hunter College professor of urban planning who reportedly chided Ivanka in front of her family on Dec. 22 during a JetBlue flight at JFK airport has come under fire. 

Professor Matt Lasner's husband also started berating Ivanka and told her that her father was "ruining the country" while holding a baby of his own. 

Lasner and his spouse, Dan Goldstein, were kicked off the JetBlue flight before takeoff. 

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Goldstein reportedly told the crew as they chaperoned him off the plane, "You're kicking me off for expressing my opinion?!!"

Fox News reports Lasner even tweeted that he planned on harassing the Trump family before boarding the flight. 

"Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them. #banalityofevil," he wrote.

More than 21,000 people have now signed a Change.org petition asking Hunter College to fire Lasner for his "immature and cruel harassment of Ivanka Trump and her family at JFK airport."

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According to the college's website, Lasner has a Ph. D in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, an MS in urban and regional planning studies from the London School of Economics, and a BA in urban studies at Colombia. 

Lasner "studies the history and theory of the U.S. built environment, with particular focus on housing, and the relationship between housing patterns and urban and suburban form."

The petition was created by the group Right Wing Millennials, according to Daily Mail.

"Someone like Mr Lasner, who would harass a mother and her child simply trying to go about their day, does not deserve the honor of teaching," reads the petition.

"The fact that he tried to cover up and change the story around to avoid the consequences of his actions is also a testament to his character. He is NOT a good example for our youth."

Sources: Fox NewsDaily Mail / Photo credit: PhotoAtelier/FlickrChange.org

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