Two men were kicked off a JetBlue airplane this morning after they reportedly harassed the president-elect's daughter Ivanka Trump.
This morning at around 10:15 a.m. ET, a Hunter College professor named Matthew Lasner posted a series of tweets about the situation. He deleted the tweets about the incident earlier this morning, and now he's deleted his account entirely. In one, he wrote, "Ivanka and Jared on our flight. My husband expressed displeasure in a calm tone, JetBlue staff overheard, and they kicked us off the plane."
About 20 minutes after that tweet, he tweeted a picture of the president-elect's daughter with the caption: "Ivanka just before @JetBlue kicked us off our flight when a flt attendant overhead my husband expressing displeasure about flying w/ Trumps."
However, while Lasner tweeted that he and his husband were kicked off the plane for expressing "displeasure in a calm tone," the man had tweeted less than an hour before getting kicked off the plane: "Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them. #banalityofevil."
The way that TMZ describes the situation is that "an out-of-control passenger on her flight began verbally berating her and 'jeering' at her 3 kids." The man allegedly screamed at her and her family, "Your father is ruining the country." The guy continued his rant—while holding his kid in his arms—saying, "Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private."
Another passenger on the flight told TMZ that Ivanka ignored the guy and tried to give her kids crayons to keep them distracted.
The JetBlue flight was leaving Terminal 5 at the JFK airport this morning. Trump and her children were headed to Hawaii for vacation.
JetBlue addressed the incident in a statement to ABC News: "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."
According to ABC News, Secret Service agents were on the flight with the Trumps, but were not involved in the situation or the decision to remove the passengers.