Last week, Matt Lasner and his husband Dan Goldstein were removed from a Jet Blue flight after Mr Goldstein expressed displeasure at being on the flight with miss Ivanka Trump. Mr Lasner, a writer and associate professor or Urban Studies at Hunter College in New York, is now subject to a change.org petition calling for his immediate removal. With over 7,500 signatures, the petition stated Mr Lasner’s “conduct is a direct representation of Hunter College”.
The petition said: “We believe his immature and cruel harassment of Ivanka Trump and her family at JFK airport should be met with disciplinary action. The fact that someone who would be involved in such conduct is teaching students is very troubling. We are petitioning that Hunter College take ACTION. Someone like Mr Lasner, who would harass a mother and her child simply trying to go about their day, does not deserve the honour of teaching.”