Following his husband’s altercation with Ivanka Trump aboard a JetBlue flight, Marc Lasner is facing calls for his head, as thousands sign a petition to get him sacked from his professorship at New York’s Hunter College.
“We believe his immature and cruel harassment of Ivanka Trump and her family at JFK airport should be met with disciplinary action,” read the petition, signed by over 40,000 people and started by “Right Wing Millennials.” “Someone like Mr. Lasner, who would harass a mother and her child simply trying to go about their day, does not deserve the honor of teaching.”
Lasner, an associate professor of urban studies at the college, part of the City University of New York, played a sidekick in last week’s controversy, photographing husband Dan Goldstein’s confrontation with Ivanka Trump and tweeting about the event. Goldstein told Trump, who was flying with her children and husband, that her father was “ruining the country” in addition to ruining their flight by causing a delay. JetBlue escorted Lasner and Goldstein off the flight.
This story "Petition to Fire Marc Lasner, Husband to Man Who Heckled Ivanka Trump, Gains Signatures" was written by Daniel J. Solomon.