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Uber Driver Dumps Mother & Daughter Roadside at Night Because She Supports Trump

 

Imagine your wife and 13-year-old daughter were left in a bad part of town at night by an Uber driver because they support President Trump. Claudine is a college friend and this is her story in her own words. Video below.

We were staying at the San Diego Bayfront Hotel for my daughters 13th birthday on October 12th. We called an Uber to take us to the Mattress Firm Amphitheatre – Shuyou, our Uber driver was delayed in arriving at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. His time kept changing on my Uber app from 4 minutes to 5 minutes back to 4 and 5….for a total of 15 plus minutes – you can even ask the Valet at the Hotel Michael….whatever, its fine I’m just trying to get my 13-year-old daughter and me to the concert in Chula Vista. I ask about why he was tardy and he starts getting all flustered so I drop it – we aren’t even out of the hotel driveway yet.

The first question to me from Shuyou. “Where are you from?” I say, Los Angeles, he says “Los Angeles is very Liberal city yes?…all Liberals.”

I say “well not all but yes…we actually live in a very Liberal state. I’m sure it’s very Liberal here in San Diego as well.” …..he proceeds to start telling me about the different areas of San Diego that are more “urban” that are more “liberal” and then of course about the “conservatives” as well…..as I sit quietly not really understanding WHY he is talking about politics….he stops the car to pick up someone who never shows up (we had chosen Uber Pool) and waited past the expiration.

He then pulls away and CONTINUES w/how Los Angeles IS very liberal…again I say “no, not all Liberal…I’m a Republican, although you’re making me very uncomfortable talking about this Shuyou – I think as an Uber driver, you should be asking me if I’m having a good time in San Diego or something…you know, small talk…I Just want to get to my destination please change the subject – I will talk about ANYTHING you want Shuyou just not this…I don’t talk to friends, family or anyone really, about religion or politics… there is no point – you’re not going to change anyone’s mind that’s why we live here in the USA so we can all vote how we want to”.

He says “You conservative… it’s okay you are a nice lady, as long as you aren’t Trump supporter you’re a nice lady”. First of all, WHY is he STILL talking politics when I’ve asked him numerous times to stop??

Now I’m so offended “I am a Trump supporter but I don’t think that should matter…I JUST want to get to my destination PLEASE”.

Shuyou continues asking me about HOW I can be a Trump supporter that I must be very discrimatory (discriminatory I think he means) … Shuyou goes on and on and says “I thought you a nice lady I would not have picked you up if I knew this, you Trump supporter, no good… why?”

“You’re telling me I’m not a ‘Nice lady’ because I’m a Republican??” He says “Conservative ok – not ok Trump supporter I would not have come for you if I KNEW.”

I’m completely baffled at this point, IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING??

He is completely out of control now. It’s like he cannot control his words. He keeps telling me I’m WRONG for believing what I believe, and continues to say how “you’re very discriminating we end this NOW better you get OUT of my car”.

We are BEGGING him NOT to leave TWO women in the middle of NOWHERE but he pulls over.

My daughter is CRYING… it’s her 13th Birthday after all (at midnight), and now we are on the side of the road as he’s telling me that I’m discriminating over and over. What??? I ask him how? He just keeps repeating the same thing.

(Video is last 15 seconds of ride as Claudine is kicked out).

Seriously this man, if you can call him that, left a woman a child on the side of the road!! What kind of Man does that?? I want to shout this from the rooftops! Who do I talk to because this is CRAZY wrong on so many levels?

This is what I sent to Uber: Thank you for your time. This is Not someone who should be representing your company…on a different note the Uber driver that picked us up within like 2 minutes… Thank God because we were so frightened and alone, he was amazing. His name was Arturo. Again, thank you for your time…I am still so upset over this. Uber has always had such professional drivers…not sure how this one slipped through.”

Uber responded with a refund of their $9.00 and a $5.00 credit for another trip.

— Claudine and Jordyn

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  1. Member

     I’m glad they’re safe. There are probably worse ways for her daughter to learn that there are bad people out there.

    • #1
    • October 25, 2018 at 5:44 pm
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  2. Member

    Okay, I’m out of the running. The worst Uber driver I ever had was a rasta long locked dirty hair and the worst perfume ever. We were headed for the library so I figured five minutes, no big deal. When I was done at the library and ready to head back it was worst Uber driver ever, the sequel.

    For his musical accompaniment he had some arrhythmic kettle drum thing going. 

    The airlines seemed a little less miserable after that.

    • #2
    • October 25, 2018 at 5:58 pm
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  3. Member

    That’s all they did for you?!

    • #3
    • October 25, 2018 at 6:21 pm
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  4. Coolidge

    I hope you gave him a really bad review rating in the app. Those reviews matter

    • #4
    • October 25, 2018 at 6:31 pm
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    Dave Sussman Post author

    She will be on NewsMax tomorrow at 5:35. 

    • #5
    • October 25, 2018 at 6:56 pm
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  6. Member

    People talk to their drivers?

    Good to know that my rudeness may have saved me from getting dumped off on the side of the road in the middle of no where.

    • #6
    • October 25, 2018 at 7:03 pm
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  7. Coolidge
    TBA

    This infuriates me. I have to consider, though, that the driver is probably within his rights as a private contractor – as Uber will be when they fire him (ideally not before they eat a steaming pile of bad publicity and lose a lot of riders). 

    • #7
    • October 25, 2018 at 7:11 pm
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  8. Coolidge

    Uber drivers are not employees. Uber is an exchange for drivers and riders. It provides info to both riders and drivers about each other. It is bad drivers (or bad riders) who should suffer consequences of bad behavior. Not the exchange

    • #8
    • October 25, 2018 at 7:23 pm
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  9. Coolidge
    TBA

    Skarv (View Comment):

    Uber drivers are not employees. Uber is an exchange for drivers and riders. It provides info to both riders and drivers about each other. It is bad drivers (or bad riders) who should suffer consequences of bad behavior. Not the exchange

    I imagine they have guidelines for driver behavior and can blacklist drivers who do outrageous things – they have a brand after all. 

    They shouldn’t suffer legal repercussions. But they should suffer market repercussions because their service has been shown to be less safe. 

    • #9
    • October 25, 2018 at 7:26 pm
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    Dave Sussman Post author

    TBA (View Comment):

    Skarv (View Comment):

    Uber drivers are not employees. Uber is an exchange for drivers and riders. It provides info to both riders and drivers about each other. It is bad drivers (or bad riders) who should suffer consequences of bad behavior. Not the exchange

    I imagine they have guidelines for driver behavior and can blacklist drivers who do outrageous things – they have a brand after all.

    They shouldn’t suffer legal repercussions. But they should suffer market repercussions because their service has been shown to be less safe.

    We are the marketplace and should always call out bad behavior especially in our over-politicized society. A bad review is fine. But we are also free to protect our friends by shining a light on the bad players.

    • #10
    • October 25, 2018 at 7:36 pm
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  11. Coolidge

    I am sure they have guidelines – I am not affiliated with Uber and have no inside information – but I believe the power on consumers not to buy services from a driver with a poor rating is a stronger and better gauge. We do not need to trust Uber. We can go with the collective experience of fellow riders,

    Admittedly it does not fix the problem with Hannibal Lecter debut as Uber driver but what does?

    • #11
    • October 25, 2018 at 7:41 pm
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  12. Thatcher

    TBA (View Comment):

    This infuriates me. I have to consider, though, that the driver is probably within his rights as a private contractor – as Uber will be when they fire him (ideally not before they eat a steaming pile of bad publicity and lose a lot of riders).

    No he is not within his rights. He and the passenger had a contract and he violated it.

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    • October 25, 2018 at 7:50 pm
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  13. Coolidge
    TBA

    JosePluma (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    This infuriates me. I have to consider, though, that the driver is probably within his rights as a private contractor – as Uber will be when they fire him (ideally not before they eat a steaming pile of bad publicity and lose a lot of riders).

    No he is not within his rights. He and the passenger had a contract and he violated it.

    I want you to be right, but if he refunded the money that might be a no harm/no foul in the myopic eyes of the law. 

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    • October 25, 2018 at 9:32 pm
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    TBA (View Comment):

    JosePluma (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    This infuriates me. I have to consider, though, that the driver is probably within his rights as a private contractor – as Uber will be when they fire him (ideally not before they eat a steaming pile of bad publicity and lose a lot of riders).

    No he is not within his rights. He and the passenger had a contract and he violated it.

    I want you to be right, but if he refunded the money that might be a no harm/no foul in the myopic eyes of the law.

    True, but if they had come to criminal harm that driver could and should be in a dicey situation. Having chatted with drivers about ratings, if their average falls below a four out of five, sayonara. The riders are also rated by the drivers, and if the rider’s rating falls too low the app forgets how to find rides for them.

    I have used Uber and Lyft a lot, and the rastaman and a woman who took an hour (starting at 1:30 AM) to figure out she had no idea how to follow the signs into the airport arrivals area (she kept calling me from departures one level up and asking me why she didn’t see me) so it was almost 4 before I made it home. On a work night. (Though I was fine with not getting a ride from her daftness.)

     

    • #14
    • October 25, 2018 at 9:53 pm
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  15. Coolidge
    TBA

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    JosePluma (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    This infuriates me. I have to consider, though, that the driver is probably within his rights as a private contractor – as Uber will be when they fire him (ideally not before they eat a steaming pile of bad publicity and lose a lot of riders).

    No he is not within his rights. He and the passenger had a contract and he violated it.

    I want you to be right, but if he refunded the money that might be a no harm/no foul in the myopic eyes of the law.

    True, but if they had come to criminal harm that driver could and should be in a dicey situation. Having chatted with drivers about ratings, if their average falls below a four out of five, sayonara. The riders are also rated by the drivers, and if the rider’s rating falls too low the app forgets how to find rides for them.

    I have used Uber and Lyft a lot, and the rastaman and a woman who took an hour (starting at 1:30 AM) to figure out she had no idea how to follow the signs into the airport arrivals area (she kept calling me from departures one level up and asking me why she didn’t see me) so it was almost 4 before I made it home. On a work night. (Though I was fine with not getting a ride from her daftness.)

    I agree wholeheartedly about the liability the driver would face if his passengers suffered because of his abandonment of them. 

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    • October 25, 2018 at 9:59 pm
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  16. Thatcher

    TBA (View Comment):

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    JosePluma (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    This infuriates me. I have to consider, though, that the driver is probably within his rights as a private contractor – as Uber will be when they fire him (ideally not before they eat a steaming pile of bad publicity and lose a lot of riders).

    No he is not within his rights. He and the passenger had a contract and he violated it.

    I want you to be right, but if he refunded the money that might be a no harm/no foul in the myopic eyes of the law.

    True, but if they had come to criminal harm that driver could and should be in a dicey situation. Having chatted with drivers about ratings, if their average falls below a four out of five, sayonara. The riders are also rated by the drivers, and if the rider’s rating falls too low the app forgets how to find rides for them.

    I have used Uber and Lyft a lot, and the rastaman and a woman who took an hour (starting at 1:30 AM) to figure out she had no idea how to follow the signs into the airport arrivals area (she kept calling me from departures one level up and asking me why she didn’t see me) so it was almost 4 before I made it home. On a work night. (Though I was fine with not getting a ride from her daftness.)

    I agree wholeheartedly about the liability the driver would face if his passengers suffered because of his abandonment of them.

    Yea, I’m sure the family can collect a lot from that jerk after the mother and daughter were raped and murdered. 

    Now, let’s all try to guess what would have happened if they were African American and the driver was “White.”

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    • October 25, 2018 at 10:15 pm
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  17. Thatcher

    I would have refused to get out of the car. What is he going to do?

    • #17
    • October 25, 2018 at 10:19 pm
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  18. Member

    Sometimes taxi drivers weren’t all that great either. Like rastaman or worse. Or clueless and lost pre-GPS. For example, in the late 80s I took a cab from Manhattan to Crown Heights at midnight or a bit later on a Saturday night.

    The driver told me he’d been in NYC about a month, and when he got lost and we wound up on a street in Bed-Stuy with no streetlights and gunfire audible in two directions and visible in one we were both kind of nervous. No, he wasn’t trying to run the fare up.

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    • October 26, 2018 at 5:35 am
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    I thought this had to be a parody and the joke would be at the end….wow…I’m suspicious of this character. Is it the ex-driver spy of Feinstein or whoever had the Chinese driver who was illegal and now he’s driving for Uber? Apparently he is a liberal who hasn’t heard it’s the year of the woman….and gentlemen don’t leave women on the side of the road late at night – how does he have a job?

     

    • #19
    • October 26, 2018 at 5:44 am
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  20. Member

    So he accuses you of discrimination and then he refuses to do business with you. That’s not a language barrier. I wonder if you asked him what discrimination actually is – I wonder how he would answer that? Would he find “refusing to do business with somebody” to be discriminatory behavior?

    I suspect that the average American liberal would not see irony in his behavior. It would make sense to them.

    Which means that it is very difficult to explain anything to an American liberal. If they can understand this, how can they understand rational thought?

    The divisions in our society are not superficial.

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    • October 26, 2018 at 5:49 am
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    So he accuses you of discrimination and then he refuses to do business with you. That’s not a language barrier. I wonder if you asked him what discrimination actually is – I wonder how he would answer that? Would he find “refusing to do business with somebody” to be discriminatory behavior?

    I suspect that the average American liberal would not see irony in his behavior. It would make sense to them.

    Which means that it is very difficult to explain anything to an American liberal. If they can understand this, how can they understand rational thought?

    The divisions in our society are not superficial.

    Shuyou was probably raised in the PRC and not Taiwan just based on the populations, so… the average American “liberal” has been successfully indoctrinated by an apparatus as pervasive as a totalitarian government.

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    • October 26, 2018 at 5:54 am
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  22. Thatcher

    Dave Sussman: He is completely out of control now. It’s like he cannot control his words. He keeps telling me I’m WRONG for believing what I believe, and continues to say how “you’re very discriminating we end this NOW better you get OUT of my car”.

    Please tell me Uber fired this guy . . .

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    • October 26, 2018 at 6:13 am
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    JosePluma (View Comment):

    I would have refused to get out of the car. What is he going to do?

    And call 911.

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    • October 26, 2018 at 7:31 am
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    It’s a good thing the Eagles didn’t come up.

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    • October 26, 2018 at 7:33 am
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    People talk to their drivers?

    Good to know that my rudeness may have saved me from getting dumped off on the side of the road in the middle of no where.

    Good policy.

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    • October 26, 2018 at 8:19 am
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  26. Coolidge

    Oh, there’s tons of caselaw about that. Uber is screwed.

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    • October 26, 2018 at 8:23 am
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  27. Reagan

    On those rare occasions when a stranger asks me about my politics (which is actually a pretty rude thing to do to a stranger) I follow Dennis Miller’s example. I ask them what they think, and if I get a substantive response I pause and say, “Well, that’s funny, because that’s exactly what I think,” then I excuse myself to go to the bathroom or something.

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    • October 26, 2018 at 8:43 am
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  28. Thatcher

    Having a resting thug face comes in handy for small-talk suppression.

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    • October 26, 2018 at 8:43 am
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  29. Member

    I wonder if that uber driver has violated some kind of contract law by agreeing to pick you up and take you somewhere then refusing.

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    • October 26, 2018 at 9:49 am
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    TBA (View Comment):
    the driver is probably within his rights as a private contractor

    Only in an uber-libertarian world. Hotels, cabs, restaurants and the likes may not discriminate in the same way that private folks do. Thank heaven. Imagine not being able to book a room on a rainy night because the privately owned hotel does not like your skin color, politics, or hairdo.

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    • October 26, 2018 at 10:20 am
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