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‘It’s Donald Trump’s world’: White men turn ‘this is America’ into slur against lesbian musician on airplane

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Musician and former FBI agent Susan L. Yasinski, who goes by the professional name Susan Surftone, revealed the downside of living as a lesbian in “Donald Trump’s world” after three white men attacked her sexual orientation on a commercial flight.

In an op-ed for the Advocate, Surftone said that she learned the hard way that “Donald Trump has changed America in his first 100 days.”

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Surftone explained that during a recent flight from Los Angeles to Portland, three white men blocked her as she was attempting to deplane.

“I must say I was tempted to see if my FBI training, although a bit rusty, would have allowed me to inflict some damage on that arm,” she recalled, deciding that restraint was the better option.

That’s when she said the “dyke/lesbian” taunts began.

I haven’t heard those in decades, and maybe never in a place like a commercial plane. So I have these three white males in front of me calling me names. I answered, keeping it low-key and civil. Then I heard one of them say, “This is America.” What? When that is said to you it has an impact. What does that imply? This is America and I am lesser than you? I guess so.

“Donald Trump has changed us. In his America, white males can man-handle a woman who dares to step ahead of them. Public taunting of people deemed ‘other’ is fine, because this is America,” Surftone wrote. “This is only the first 100 days of the Trump administration. In those first 100 days we see the same buffoon we saw on the campaign trail.”

“He didn’t change as some hoped he would. But he’s changing us.”

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This week it was revealed that President Donald Trump did something so concerning that an intelligence staffer felt the need to report the incident and file for whistleblower protections.

Trump asked Ukraine to look into scandals about former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter. For nearly a year, Trump's former attorney Rudy Giuliani was admittedly working to persuade officials in Ukraine to find "dirt" on the Bidens that they could use in the election. While the accusations against the younger Biden have been disproven, it's suspected, but not confirmed, that this was the incident detailed in the complaint.

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Internet rains hell on ‘fake Christian’ Karen Pence’s new Twitter account: ‘I can’t wait for the rapture’

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Excited to start a new #Twitter account to help tell the story of all the accomplishments under the leadership of @realDonaldTrump and @mike_pence! Follow along to KEEP AMERICA GREAT! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/RaPwC5ThyR

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