JetBlue Passenger Removed From Flight for Harassing Ivanka Trump

JetBlue Passenger Removed From Flight for Harassing Ivanka Trump
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JetBlue passengers had a couple of unexpected guests on Thursday morning.

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A rider was removed from a flight out of New York for reportedly harrassing Ivanka Trump, daughter of president-elect Donald Trump.

"Your father is ruining the country," the passenger allegedly said. "Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private." 

As he was being removed, the passenger allegedly yelled, "You're kicking me off for expressing my opinion?"

While the passenger's identity has not been confirmed, a user named Matthew Lasner allegedly shared a photo of Ivanka with her family on the flight with the caption, "Ivanka just before @JetBlue kicked us off our flight with a flt attendant overheard my husband expressing displeasure about flying with the Trumps."

The tweets and Twitter account have since been deleted.


"The decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly," said JetBlue in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. "If the crew determines that a customer is causing conlict on the aircraft, the customer will be asked to deplane, especially if the crew feels the situation runs the risk of escalation during the flight. In this instance, our team worked to re-accommodate the party on the next available flight."

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Sources say that Ivanka's family was flying with her three children out of John F. Kennedy International Airport when a passenger began shouting at them. While the family was accompanied by Secret Service agents, they did not get involved in the conflict.