Originally posted at American Thinker.
For Christmas, soon-to-be first daughter Ivanka Trump, her cousins, husband Jared, and the couple’s three small children, Arabella, Joseph, and Theodore, booked a low-key commercial JetBlue flight to Palm Beach, Florida.
Brooklyn Labor Relations and Employment lawyer Daniel Jennings Goldstein was also along for the ride. The problem is that Goldstein took umbrage at having to share in-flight cabin air with the Trump-Kushner entourage.
Legendary in his own right, Mr. Goldstein is a fascinating guy. When not litigating sexual harassment lawsuits, and marching against Donald Trump with his Hunter College professor husband, Matthew Lasner, Goldstein enjoys staying active in liberal causes and taking family vacations with son Amos.
Goldstein’s most recent attention-getting episode unfolded when Harvard Ph.D. husband Matt spotted Ivanka and Co. in an airport terminal and responded by burning up his Twitter feed alerting Trump-haters and ISIS terrorists that:
“Ivanka and Jared [were] at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them.” Hashtag: “#banalityofevil’.”
A short time later, while the aircraft was in the process of boarding, Dan ruined everybody’s day when he couldn’t control an emotional outburst that berated the #banalityofevil by telling Ivanka, “Your father is ruining the country.”
Swinging his son around in his arms, Daniel’s anger issues were further exposed when he attempted to get an answer from the entire flight crew: “Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private.”
Clearly, based on their lifestyle, Matt and Dan are certainly not guilty of harassing hesitant women into having sex by crooning Christmas songs like “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” However, based on Goldstein’s erratic boarding-behavior, the dynamic duo does seem to have an inclination to harass wealthy women on airplanes.
Although Jared Kushner was standing in the aisle the entire time, Goldstein, whose legal know-how counsels him to do otherwise, directed all his vitriol towards the woman.
Class act that she is, a poised and polished Ivanka ignored the immature liberal lunatic, tried to divert her children’s attention by occupying them with a box of crayons, and attempted to play down the whole incident.
Nonetheless, as the flight crew decided that the Goldstein-Lasner family unit needed to deplane, Dan defended his First Amendment rights by screaming, “You’re kicking me off for expressing my opinion!”
At the ready, Matt quickly updated his Twitter feed with breakneck speed pounding out with his muscular thumbs:
“Ivanka and Jared on our flight. My husband expressed his displeasure in a calm tone, JetBlue staff overheard, and they kicked us off.”
In response to the controversy, Daniel and Matt have since deleted their Twitter accounts and refused to speak to reporters. Yet the truth is that the same-sex family wasn’t exactly ‘kicked off’ the plane. Instead, the parents of the well-dressed child were politely escorted off the airline and offered a seat on the next flight to Palm Beach.
As a litigator, Daniel should have recognized the glaring inconsistency of balking over being kicked off the flight for ‘expressing his opinion’ while simultaneously demanding a woman be kicked off the flight because she didn’t share his opinion.
Moreover, notwithstanding the hysterical histrionics at play and the presence of horrified children, the last person that should be telling any woman what to do with her body, let alone if she should “fly private” or not, is a gay-liberal man.
After all, if Ivanka were at an abortion clinic, and not waiting to take off in an airplane, a liberal like Daniel Goldstein would be applauding her right to choose.
Therefore, based solely a person’s political inclination, Daniel Goldstein’s bias toward Ivanka Trump proves, once again, that liberals see themselves as authorized to selectively discriminate.