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A Guy Got Kicked Off an Airplane for Accosting Ivanka Trump

"Your father is ruining the country."

by Lauren Messman
Dec 22 2016, 10:06pm

Photo via Flickr user Michael Vadon

A full Secret Service detail did not stop one man from apparently confronting Ivanka Trump on a JetBlue flight on Thursday with some choice words about her dad, according to TMZ

Before the flight took off from JFK, a man onboard noticed that Ivanka was flying in coach with her husband, Jared Kushner, and three children. He reportedly went up to her, his own child in hand, and said, "Your father is ruining the country. Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private."

Another passenger who was reportedly onboard the flight posted about the incident on Facebook, explaining that the man did not yell, but seemed "agitated," and that Ivanka handled the situation calmly. 

"When the JetBlue staff went back to speak to the man I overheard Ivanka say to them 'I don't want to make this a thing,'" Marc Scheff wrote on his Facebook page. "My assessment is that she was happy to let the man take his seat. She handled the situation calmly and with class. Security made the call to remove the man."

JetBlue released a statement about the whole thing, saying that security did kick the guy off, but arranged to get he and his family another flight out of New York. 

"The decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly. 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," the airline said. "Our team worked to re-accommodate the party on the next available flight."

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