The group Right Wing Millennials has started a petition to oust Hunter College professor Matt Lanser for participating in the “immature and cruel harassment” of Ivanka Trump and her children on a recent flight out of JFK airport.
Lasner, an urban studies and planning professor, and his husband Dan Goldstein, a Brooklyn lawyer, were on the same JetBlue flight as Ivanka and her children last week. Lasner was gleeful on Twitter with what was about to go down: “Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them. #banalityofevil.”
Because the family was flying in coach, it gave Goldstein and Lanser the perfect opportunity to harass them about her father “ruining” the country when they boarded. Thankfully, the two tolerant leftists were escorted off and put on a different flight.
Currently, the petition at Change.org has been signed 31,722 times, nearing the goal of 35,000. The petition gained steam after it was featured on the Daily Mail and on Fox News.
The petition states:
Matt Lasner's conduct is a direct representation of Hunter College. 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 honor of teaching. The fact that he tried to cover up and change the story around to avoid the consequences of his actions is also a testament to his character. He is NOT a good example for our youth.
The Right Wing Millennials’ Facebook page states: “Not all Millennials embrace the Trigger-Warning, Safe Space cultural agenda pushed by the Left!”
The group promises to stay “dedicated to TAKING ACTION when it comes to social and political issues during these turbulent times!”
Here’s why the group started the petition:
Ever wonder why we have "Safe Spaces" and a "Trigger Warning" environment at our colleges? Ever wonder just why college students are resorting to blocking traffic or acting out violently in futile attempts to convey their message? Ever wonder why so many students and young people in general condemn Capitalism and supported a self proclaimed socialist during this past Presidential Election? It's largely because of professors like Mr. Lasner who encourage this type of behavior and mindset. It's time to be preemptive, because who do you think will be running the nation in a years from now?
Education is the backbone of our society.