Trump Merchandise Stores Blacklisted by Online Payment Companies

The backlash against President Trump continues this week, as a great many in Washington continue to blame the Commander in Chief for the deadly riots that occurred at the US Capitol on Wednesday.

The media, along with a vast number of our elected officials, have suggested that President Trump fomented the anger that led to the January 6th siege of the Capitol.  In preparing to deal some repercussions to Trump, leaders on both sides of the aisle have suggested that Trump should resign, or be removed immediately from office.

Online, Facebook and Twitter have both taken action to limit Trump’s reach.  Now, a number of high-profile merchant portals have taken to blacklisting the President as well.

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, perCNET. “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.

The move comes as fellow online payment portal PayPal also took action against the President, blacklisting his shop as well.