Ivanka Trump in Ralph Lauren and husband Jared Kushner .
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Ivanka Trump, flying with her family to San Fransisco Thursday, was confronted by an "agitated" Jewish lawyer who verbally attacked her aboard the flight, claiming that her father, president-elect Donald Trump, was "ruining the country.”
Daniel Goldstein, 35, an employment lawyer in Brooklyn, was removed from the JetBlue flight leaving from John F. Kennedy International Airport along with his husband and child for harassing Trump as she sat alongside her children.
“Why is she on our flight?” Goldstein asked fellow passengers. “She should be flying private.”
Despite protestations that the incident did not reward removal from the plane, the UK's Daily Mail
reported that an hour before the incident, Goldstein's husband Matthew Lasner tweeted that Goldstein was indeed going to "harrass" the family, writing: “Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them. #banalityofevil.”
A Facebook post
by a man claiming to be on board described Goldstein as "agitated," but that he did not yell either. He also said Ivanka was "classy" in the way she handled the situation, asking staff to "not make this a thing." However, security proceeded to escort Goldstein and his family from the flight.