Passenger Accosts Ivanka Trump in Coach Aboard JetBlue Flight
Ivanka Trump and her three children were accosted by a fellow passenger on a JetBlue flight on Thursday morning (Dec. 22, 2016).
TMZ reports that a passenger aboard the plane leaving from JFK screamed at Ivanka, “Your father is ruining the country,” referring to President-elect Donald Trump. While holding his child in his arms, the irate passenger allegedly continued, “Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private.”
Another passenger tells the tabloid that Trumps’ daughter tried to ignore the heckler and distracted her children with crayons and JetBlue personnel escorted the passenger off of the flight while screaming, “You’re kicking me off for expressing my opinion?!”
TMZ says that the spouse of the passenger who harassed Ivanka tweeted, “Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them,” an hour before the plane took off.
JetBlue validated this incident in a statement to TheWrap:
“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. In this instance, our team worked to re-accommodate the party on the next available flight.”
Launch the gallery at the top of the page to view photos of Ivanka in New York City and see the photo of her on the JetBlue flight over on TMZ.