Pro­fes­sor who be­rated Ivanka gets book panned on Ama­zon

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Va­lerie Richard­son

A JetBlue pas­sen­ger who was kicked off a flight last week for ha­rass­ing Ivanka Trump has in­spired a back­lash from Trump fans who are giv­ing his book bad re­views on Ama­zon.

Matthew Las­ner, a Hunter Col­lege pro­fes­sor, has seen his Ama­zon page pep­pered with one-star re­views and wry com­ments on his book, “High Life: Condo Liv­ing in the Sub­ur­ban Cen­tury.”

“Left me feel­ing ver­bally as­saulted. Al­most as if I had jet­lag. I won’t be tak­ing this flight again any­time soon,” said a re­cent anony­mous one-star re­view.

Of the 210 re­views posted early Sun­day, 92 per­cent gave the book one star. On Mon­day evening, only 97 re­mained, but the over­whelm­ing ma­jor­ity (80 per­cent) were still one-star pans.

Some of the Ama­zon re­view­ers were less sub­tle. One called Mr. Las­ner “a nasty pro­gres­sive who stalks women and chil­dren,” while oth­ers made tongue-in-cheek ref­er­ences to the JetBlue al­ter­ca­tion.

“I was go­ing to read this book on a re­cent JetBlue flight to ‘Frisco’ but found a much bet­ter use for the book in the lava­tory,” said re­viewer P. Fa­gen.

Ms. Trump, daugh­ter of Pres­i­den­t­elect Don­ald Trump; her hus­band, Jared Kush­ner; and three chil­dren were pre­par­ing to fly Thurs­day from New York City to San Fran­cisco when they ran into tur­bu­lence from Mr. Las­ner and his hus­band, Daniel Gold­stein.

“Your fa­ther is ru­in­ing the coun­try!” Mr. Gold­stein yelled at her, TMZ re­ported.

Mr. Las­ner, Mr. Gold­stein and their child sub­se­quently were moved to a dif­fer­ent flight. JetBlue later re­leased a state­ment say­ing that a crew may ask pas­sen­gers “caus­ing con­flict on the air­craft” to de­plane, cit­ing the “risk of es­ca­la­tion dur­ing flight.”

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