Man kicked off plane over Ivanka Trump

  • 23/12/2016
Ivanka Trump close up
At the sight of Ms Trump, the man yelled "Oh my God. This is a nightmare" (Getty)

An airline passenger, who has been described by media outlets and a witness as making angry remarks at the sight of US President-elect Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump on his flight, has been kicked off the plane in New York.

JetBlue Airways Corp has confirmed that a passenger was removed from the flight set to depart from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Thursday, but provided no information about the incident.

Another passenger on the flight, Marc Scheff, said that when the man saw Ivanka Trump, he "did a double take and said 'Oh my God. This is a nightmare!'"

"The decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly," JetBlue said in a statement.

"In this instance, our team worked to re-accommodate the party on the next available flight."

Reuters has been unable to identify the passenger who was removed.

A Twitter user cited by TMZ, Matthew Lasner, said his husband was going to confront Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, at the airport.

"Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial," wrote Matthew Lasner (@mattlasner) in the since-deleted tweet. "My husband chasing them down to harass them. #banalityofevil."

Lasner, a professor at New York's Hunter College, did not respond to requests for comment directed to his Twitter account, which has since been taken offline, or to messages left at his office or sent to his Facebook account.