'One word, Asian': Trump-supporting Airbnb host allegedly refuses to rent to woman because of her race

Harriet Sinclair
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A Trump supporter who allegedly banned a woman from staying in her rental home because of her race has been removed from Airbnb.

Californian Dyne Suh claimed a host she booked with through the home rental site cancelled her booking because she is Asian American.

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Despite having confirmed a reservation at a winter cabin in Running Springs with her friends and fiancé, student Suh's booking was cancelled at the last minute – with the host allegedly telling her she would not rent her cabin to an Asian person.

Suh told NBC4 Los Angeles: "We were looking forward to it, especially with law school and working and being really busy. It was a welcome break."

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However, during an exchange with the host en route, Suh says she was told she was no longer welcome to stay.

The host allegedly wrote to Suh: "I wouldn't rent to (you) if (you) were the last person on earth. One word says it all. Asian."

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Race relations student Suh, who has been living in the US since she was three-years-old, took screenshots of the exchange between herself and the host and informed the woman she would be reporting the racist incident to Airbnb.

The host responded: "I will not allow this country to be told what to do by foreigners, it's why we have (T)rump."

The site has since banned the woman from being a host, with its spokesman Christopher Nulty saying in a statement: "We have worked to provide the guest with our full support and in line with our non-discrimination policy, this host has been permanently removed from the Airbnb platform."

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