The online retail platform Shopify has shut down online stores for any entity affiliated with President Trump, claiming that the president has violated its standards for threatening or condoning violence.
Shopify announced the move on Thursday following a Wednesday riot by a pro-Trump crowd in the Capitol over the results of the election. Online stores for Trump’s campaign and the Trump Organization, which is largely a real estate company, were shut down on Thursday.
Trump had spoken to a crowd of protesters in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday morning, urging them to march to the Capitol and “fight” to overturn the results of the election, which Trump has consistently claimed was “stolen.” The president later made repeated calls for peace after violence broke out.
A Shopify representative told The New York Times that the company “does not tolerate actions that incite violence.”
“Based on recent events, we have determined that the actions by President Donald J. Trump violate our Acceptable