A President Trump-invoking Airbnb host in California has been permanently banned
from the short-term rental site for refusing to host an Asian-American woman because of her race.
Dyne Suh, a 25-year-old law school student from Riverside, said in a video posted
to YouTube that she was excited to spend Presidents' Day weekend at popular ski
resort Big Bear Lake with her boyfriend and their two friends.
But when the group was just minutes away from the lodging, they had pre-booked n
early a month prior, Suh got a devastating text message from their host.
"She said 'we're done' and canceled the trip," Suh says in the video, which
displays screengrabs of the text conversation.
Suh complained to the host that she had confirmed the booking ahead of time,
and asked for a reason for the sudden cancellation.
"And she said, 'One word says it all: Asian. It's why we have Trump,' "
Suh said, choking back tears.
Suh is an American citizen who emigrated from South Korea when she was only 3.