Donald Trump has been attacked for legitimate and harsh reasons since he announced his candidacy for the presidency in the summer of 2015.
Not only has the president-elect been the target of scrutiny, his family, including his wife Melania, his son-in-law, Jared Kushner and his sons Don, Jr. and Eric have all gone under the microscope.
Largely given a pass for the most part is Trump’s daughter Ivanka.
That is until now.
As Ivanka, her husband Jared and their three sons were getting set to board a Jetblue flight at New York City’s JFK International Airport Thursday, Hunter College professor Matthew Lasner tweeted the following (deleting it shortly thereafter):
As Mediaite explains, “Banality of evil” is a term coined by journalist Hannah Arendt to refer to the cold, uncaring nature that allowed Nazi official Adolf Eichmann to oversee the Holocaust.
Lasner later claimed in a tweet later deleted that his husband addressed the family in a “calm tone.”
TMZ, describing the passenger as out of control, provides more details:
Ivanka was on a JetBlue flight leaving JFK Thursday morning with her family when a passenger started screaming, “Your father is ruining the country.” The guy went on, “Why is she on our flight. She should be flying private.” The guy had his kid in his arms as he went on the tirade.
A passenger on the flight tells TMZ Ivanka ignored the guy and tried distracting her kids with crayons.
JetBlue personnel escorted the unruly passenger off the flight. As he was removed he screamed, “You’re kicking me off for expressing my opinion?!!”
BTW … Ivanka, her family and bunch of cousins were all in coach.
Lasner’s Twitter account has either been deleted or removed by Twitter.
Jetblue released a statement in light of the incident:
“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. Our team worked to re-accommodate the party on the next available flight.”