TMZ is reporting this morning that Ivanka Trump, the oldest daughter of President-elect Donald Trump, was verbally berated by a passenger on a JetBlue flight earlier Thursday.
The soon-to-be First Daughter was on board a JetBlue flight from JFK when an “out-of-control passenger” began screaming, going as far as to “jeer” at her three children. “A passenger on the flight tells TMZ Ivanka ignored the guy and tried distracting her kids with crayons,” says the report.
The passenger, identified only as a man, reportedly said, “Your father is ruining the country” and “Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private.” The man even had a child with him at the time of the incident; bizarrely, the daughter of our 45th President was sitting in coach with other family members according to the report.
The disruptive passenger was removed by JetBlue staff, who reportedly yelled, “You’re kicking me off for expressing my opinion?!”
Sounds like somebody needs a safe space.
UPDATE: 11:57 a.m. EST: JetBlue has issued the following statement about the incident, saying, “The decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly.”
Jet Blue statement on passenger being kicked off after harassing Ivanka Trump on flight today. pic.twitter.com/tUw8ur9wWy
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