A deranged liberal passenger aboard a JetBlue flight Thursday morning from New York City to Palm Beach, Florida, reportedly hassled President-elect Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, berating her about her father’s political views.
“Your father is ruining my country!” the man screamed at her and her three children, all while holding his own child in his arms, according to TMZ. “Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private.”
It should be noted that Ivanka Trump had chosen, for whatever reason, to fly couch that day. Regardless, according to other passengers, she handled the lunatic like a champ, keeping her composure the whole time and even trying to distract her children with crayons.
As for the disturbed perpetrator, he was eventually escorted off the plane along with his husband and children, though not without first screaming, “You’re kicking me off for expressing my opinion!?”
No, they kicked you off for acting like an ill-mannered Neanderthal.
He was later identified by the U.K. Daily Mail as Dan Goldstein, a gay lawyer from Boston married to Hunter College professor Matthew Lasner, who according to reports had taken pride in his husband’s crass behavior.
“Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial,” he wrote in a since-deleted tweet as the harassment was occurring. “My husband chasing them down to harass them. #banalityofevil.”
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) December 22, 2016
The hashtag was a reference to a phrase coined by German-born Jewish American political theorist Hannah Arendt during the 1960s as a means to describe her belief that evil was not perpetrated by monsters but rather by seemingly ordinary people. (You know: people like Matthew Lasner and Dan Goldstein. — Ed. note)
The premise of his Lasner’s despicable tweet therefore was that Ivanka was a seemingly normal person who was perpetrating evil. Therefore, she deserved to be called out and hassled in the presence of her children.
That’s liberal logic for you.
Many disagreed, including renowned liberal and former CNN host Piers Morgan, who slammed Lasner and his husband on Twitter, calling them “pathetic people.”
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 22, 2016
Readers at TMZ expressed a similar sentiment, though one reader took things a step further by using Goldstein and Lasner’s behavior to excoriate all liberals.
“At the core of Liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless,” the reader wrote, quoting famed conservative satirist P.J. O’Rourke. “Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats.”
Considering the way this pair of liberal flunkies behaved Thursday, the reader had a valid point.