After the assault on Capitol on January 6th, individuals and entities around the nation are contemplating what their relationship with President Trump and the MAGA movement should be moving forward.
The imagery from the Capitol was stark, and frankly startled many who believed that this was a political movement and not an actionable gathering. After the shock of the event itself wore off, and the damage could be surveyed outside of the fog of war, former allies and acquaintances of the President began heading for the exits.
Even normally shallow, profits-over-people companies like Shopify are turning away.
Shopify announced Thursday that online stores affiliated with Donald Trump have been removed, a direct result of his role in inciting the violent behavior of his supporters at the US Capitol yesterday.
“Shopify does not tolerate actions that incite violence,” a spokesperson said in a statement, per CNET. “Based on recent events, we have determined that the actions by President Donald J. Trump violate our Acceptable Use Policy, which prohibits promotion or support of organizations, platforms or people that threaten or condone violence to further a cause.”
Shopify becomes the latest platform to punish Trump for sparking the unprecedented riots in Washington DC. His Facebook and Instagram accounts will be blocked until at least Inauguration Day. “We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Mark Zuckerberg said of the decision.
In addition, online finance giant PayPal has similarly banned Trump-affiliated purveyors, cutting off a major revenue stream for the embattled chief executive.