A passenger was kicked off a US flight after he allegedly became aggressive and refused to sit next to US President-elect Donald Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka Trump, who was onboard the flight with her husband.
Jet Blue forced the man off a morning flight on Thursday at John F Kennedy airport after he allegedly told Ivanka,"You ruined our country. Now you're ruining our flight," according to a report in CNN.
Trump was onboard the flight with her husband Jared Kushner and they were travelling to Hawaii for a vacation. The persons husband Matthew Lasner tweeted about the incident and said his husband was kicked off the flight after a flight attendant overheard a man "expressing displeasure" about Trump's eldest daughter and her husband. "Ivanka and Jared at JFK TF, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them. #banalityofevil," a tweet by Lasner read. Marc Scheff, who was seated in front of Trump on the plane, confirmed the incident in an interview to CNN.
Scheff described the man as "shaking" and "visibly agitated." Asked about Trump's response to the incident, Scheff said Ivanka told a Jet Blue staff member, "I don't want to make this a thing."
The report added that a transition official said Trump and Kushner were headed to Hawaii for vacation. Jet Blue said in a statement to CNN that 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 reaccommodate the party on the next available flight." A Trump Organisation spokesman told CNN, "The storey speaks for itself. It's an incredibly unfortunate situation."