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Ivanka Trump incident: Passengers removed from JetBlue flight

Two men say they were removed from a JetBlue flight after one "expressed displeasure" about flying with Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner.

Matthew Lasner said on Twitter that JetBlue staff kicked him and his husband off the flight from New York's Kennedy airport to Florida on Thursday after overhearing his husband's remarks.

Mr Lasner tweeted earlier that his husband was chasing the couple down in the terminal "to harass them".

"Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them. #banalityofevil," Lasner said in a now-deleted tweet.

JetBlue cited the possibility of "the risk of escalation during flight" in explaining the decision to remove the men.

The airline said the couple were rebooked for the next available flight.

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JetBlue said in a statement that the "decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly."

"If the crew determines that a customer is causing conflict on the aircraft, the customer will be asked to deplane, especially if the crew feels the situation runs the risk of escalation during flight," the company said in the statement.

"In this instance, our team worked to re-accommodate the party on the next available flight."

A spokeswoman for the Trump family declined comment but did not dispute the accounts.

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