After being accosted while boarding a JetBlue flight Thursday morning, Ivanka Trump and her family made sure they didn’t have the same experience exiting the plane that landed in San Francisco hours later.
The 35-year-old, her husband, Jared Kushner, and their three children, were swiftly escorted by Secret Service officers off the commercial plane before any other passengers and were ushered into waiting SUVs, TMZ reported.
The private jet was apparently pre-scheduled and not a reaction to the incident that took place earlier on Thursday at JFK, where she was accosted by a Brooklyn lawyer who said her ‘father is ruining the country’.
During the incident, the businesswoman made it very clear that she had no problem staying cool and calm under pressure, as she was with her entire family on the JetBlue flight and had Secret Service officers nearby as well.
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Swift exit: Ivanka (circled above), her husband, Jared Kushner, and their three children, were escorted by Secret Service officers off the JetBlue plane before any other passengers
Rushing: The family was ushered into waiting SUVs that took them to a nearby private jet that is heading to Hawaii
Moving fast: It appears as though Jared and Ivanka rode in separate SUVS to the private jet after they got off the JetBlue plane on the tarmac
Out of line: A passenger on a JetBlue flight heading to San Francisco from JFK early Thursday morning apparently accosted Ivanka Trump while boarding the plane
Still mad: Dan Goldstein (left) demanded to know why he was being taken off the flight with Lasner (right) after incident where some claimed Goldstein was screaming at Ivanka
Dan Goldstein, a lawyer from Brooklyn, who had a child in his arms according to TMZ, told Ivanka, ‘Your father is ruining the country’ as he boarded the plane in New York City on Thursday morning.
Goldstein then apparently began screaming out: ‘Why is she on our flight. She should be flying private.’
Ivanka paid as little attention as possible and tried to preoccupy her children with some crayons to diffuse the situation until the flight crew escorted him off the plane.
After the family’s JetBlue flight landed in San Francisco, Marc Scheff, a passenger on the flight who witnessed the exchange and sat directly in front of Ivanka said Goldstein appeared agitated.
Of the incident, Scheff told NBC Bay Area that while boarding, Goldstein said aloud, ‘Oh my God. This is a nightmare. They ruin the country and now they ruin our flight!’
‘The comments were definitely for everyone but he was directing them towards her,’ Scheff said.
Scheff added that Goldstein did not yell or scream like earlier reports stated.
In addition, Goldstein’s husband, Matthew Lasner, said on Twitter: ‘My husband expressed his displeasure in a calm tone, JetBlue staff overheard, and they kicked us off the plane.’
After the family’s JetBlue flight landed in San Francisco, Marc Scheff (above), a passenger who sat directly in front of Ivanka, said Goldstein appeared agitated during the incident and that the comments were definitely directed at Ivanka
Different story: The man’s husband, Matthew Lasner, later tweeted: ‘My husband expressed his displeasure in a calm tone, JetBlue staff overheard, and they kicked us off’
Contradiction: However one hour before that Lasner wrote on Twitter: ‘Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them’
However, just an hour prior to that Lasner wrote on Twitter: ‘Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them. #banalityofevil’
Lasner also took a photo of Ivanka sitting on the plane writing that they were kicked off for ‘expressing displeasure about flying w/ Trumps.’
And while Goldstein was happy to go after Ivanka ,and Lasner was eager to defend his actions, neither of the men confronted Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner, who was right next to her on the flight standing in the aisle the entire time.
The plane was still boarding when the incident occurred, so the crew was able to get the two men and their child off the flight and avoid any further incident.
Goldstein began saying to the crew as they escorted him off the plane: ‘You’re kicking me off for expressing my opinion?!!’
It was after they were off the plane that Lasner then posted his tweets defending his husband and the photo of Ivanka sitting in her seat.
Those tweets were then deleted in less than an hour. An hour after that Lasner deleted his entire account.
JetBlue released a statement on Thursday morning saying: ‘The decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly. If the crew determines that a customer is causing a 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.’
– Daily Mail