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Identity of Gay Man Who Confronted Ivanka Trump Revealed


Brooklyn attorney Dan Goldstein (left) lost his temper when he saw the future First Daughter on his flight.

The gay dad kicked off a JetBlue flight yesterday after becoming angered by the presence of Ivanka Trump is a Brooklyn employment lawyer named Dan Goldstein, according to the Jewish website Forward.

Goldstein was traveling with his husband -- Hunter College professor Matthew Lasner (pictured, right) -- and their son at New York's JFK Airport. Before boarding, the family spotted Trump and her husband, New York Observer owner Jared Kushner. Lasner tweeted, "Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them."

When Goldstein and Lasner entered the plane, they spotted Trump and Kushner, who boarded early. According to witnesses, Goldstein stated, "Oh my God, this is a nightmare. They ruin the country and now they ruin our flight." A witness to the incident, passenger Marc Scheff, said Goldstein did not raise his voice, but said he was shaking with anger and seemed "agitated." The lawyer did ask, "Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private."

JetBlue officials escorted Goldstein and his family off the plane, later releasing a statement that the company's policy is to deplane anyone who "causes conflict." The family got on another plane and Trump and Kushner continued on their original flight.

Scheff later published a Facebook post, adding more details. He denied Goldstein accosted Trump, which is how many right-wing outlets have spun the incident. Scheff also claimed Trump took the disagreement in stride and did not ask for Goldstein, Lasner, and their son to be removed.

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