You’re Fired Donald Trump!

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In the final days of Trump’s single-term presidency, a number of companies and banks have evidently suddenly developed consciences by cutting ties with the failed steak salesman.

These moves, of course, are largely inspired by the violent (and ultimately fatal) attack on the Capitol which saw MAGA cult members storming the grounds with a slew of Trump-promoting merch after being inspired by continued lies about the 2020 presidential election. Trump, of course, lost that election.

To that end, it’s no surprise that many institutions—some of which were quite a surprise—have started backing away from Trump and other MAGA-supporting political figures in recent days. Below, we take a look at a number of key companies and other organizations that have severed their Trump connections in one way or another.

Both Deutsche Bank AG and Signature Bank are backing away from Trump following the Capitol attack.

American Express, MasterCard, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and Stripe are among the other financial institutions confirmed to be cutting ties with Trump and/or other Republicans who opposed the certification of the 2020 presidential election results. Per CNBC, Morgan Stanley is the only one of the biggest six U.S. banks to specifically confirm that it will not donate to lawmakers who opposed Biden’s certification.

“After a close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them—specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter—we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” a Twitter rep said in a press release.

Over on Facebook, which now largely serves as a cesspool of misinformation and embarrassingly belated takes on every aspect of American goings-on, Trump was met with an indefinite suspension. Additionally, any content that uses the phrase “stop the steal” will be removed. As of Monday of this week, Trump’s Facebook suspension was set to last until at least the date of the inauguration (Jan. 20), though it could become permanent.

Twitch and Snapchat have also taken action against Trump, while others—like Reddit, Pinterest, and more—have taken a broader approach by limiting or restricting certain hashtags and online communities associated with “stop the steal” nonsense.

YouTube, meanwhile, has announced a suspension period of at least seven days during which Trump will be unable to post new content.

Apple, Amazon, and Google have all stepped up with actions against the conservative (and MAGA-centered) social media site Parler in recent days. While screenshots have been widely circulating purporting to show activity on an official Parler account operated by Trump, a Reuter’s fact-check from last week reportedly found that the failed steak salesman did not have an official account at the time.

Walmart, Disney, Hallmark, Best Buy, Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, and Airbnb have also confirmed the suspensions of financial contributions to any Republican who opposed the election certification. Just so we’re clear, and just because it’s always worth repeating, those who opposed the results of the election were entirely fueled by Trump, whose catalog of election fraud lies has continued to expand in recent months.

In a press release stating Trump “did not act alone” when it came to inspiring the Capitol violence, an NYSBA spokesperson noted that Giuliani made similarly inflammatory comments in front of a crowd of thousands at the White House, including, “Let’s have trial by combat.”


Written by: Samantha Watts-Hopkins

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