Ivanka Trump was verbally abused on a Jet Blue flight heading to a holiday vacation destination. She, her husband, three children, and several cousins were traveling coach on Jet Blue when an LGBT liberal passenger began berating her and “jeering” at her children.
Completely out of control, the man was removed from the flight. Naturally, he invoked his First Amendment rights, screaming, “You’re kicking me off for expressing my opinion?!!”
Sorry, dude, there is a broad line between free speech and verbal assault.
Some are shocked that Ivanka and company were not only flying commercial, like We the People, but also flying coach. I am not surprised at all by that. A charter flight may not have been available at this very busy time of the year.
I once sat beside Tom Ridge, first Secretary of Homeland Security, on a commercial coach flight. We wound up sitting on the tarmac for four hours because the weather at Dulles prevented landing there, and the Captain was awaiting clearance to take off, which never came.
As the hours went by, we passengers requested returning to the terminal to wait out the weather in Washington or catch a later flight. We were told that the ticket agent at our departure gate would not allow us back into the terminal, citing Homeland Security regulations. And I was sitting next to the very first Security of Homeland Security whose organization imposed these restrictions in response to 9/11. Oh, the irony.
Ridge was getting antsy and angry as we cracked federal bureaucracy jokes, demanding that the stewardess open the door and let us off of the plane. She refused several times before finally declaring, “I don’t care if I lose my job over this. You people have been through enough. I am opening the door. You are free to leave.”
As we entered the terminal I saw Ridge screaming at the ticket agent who refused to let us off the plane. She called airport police as Ridge left to catch another flight. Police interviewed those of us who had witnessed the encounter, I spent the night on the floor of the terminal in Detroit, and finally made it back to DC the following day. Just another of those weird and funny experiences that can occur when flying.
Pardon my digression. Back to Ivanka….
Before being removed from the flight, the Trump-hating liberal screamed, “Your father is ruining the country. Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private.”