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Kaylee 12th January 2021 09:20 PM

Businesses Govern Trump
 
It seems to me that businesses are stepping into the government vaccuum to rein Trump in:
  • Twitter and Facebook have banned him.
  • Stripe inc., a credit card processing company, will no longer process card payments for Trump's campaign website. (1)
  • Shopify.com took businesses run by Trump's business and campaign off-line. (1)
  • The Mayor of New York City is considering canceling contracts with the Trump Organization that runs two ice rinks, the Central Park Carousel, and a golf course. (2)
  • Deutsche Bank, the holder of Trump's largest debt, and the firm that has propped up the Trump Organization for two decades announced it would no longer do business with the president. (3)
  • "Another of Trump’s key lenders, Signature Bank, said it was closing his two personal accounts, which held a combined $5.3m in deposits." (3)
  • The US Professional Golfers’ Association said it would no longer hold its championship in May 2022 at Trump’s New Jersey golf club. (3)
  • Leading firms and banks have said that they will stop donating money to Trump through political action committees (PACs). The companies include Coca-Cola, the Marriott hotel chain, AT&T, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and Morgan Stanley. (3)
Right now quite frankly I feel relieved that large organizations are doing what they can to make a dangerous man less powerful during a very vulnerable time for our country. I'm not aware of anything llike this being ever being done on such a large scale before. But it also makes me feel a little uneasy. Will this become the new normal and be done to other people who may not be evil but just unpopular or not to the liking of large corporations?

Links
(1) https://www.wsj.com/articles/stripe-...te-11610319116

(2) https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/12/nyregion/trump-golf-course-carousel-ice-rinks.html

(3) https://www.theguardian.com/business...h-donald-trump

dudalb 12th January 2021 09:27 PM

He got freaking Hallmark made on him...

angrysoba 12th January 2021 09:27 PM

Has it ever really been that different?

Has there ever been some extreme freedom of the press whereby anyone who wanted could get airtime on any of the networks or write articles in the press?

No. Conspiracy theorists used to have to print their own leaflets and have mailing lists and stand on street corners to deliver their foam-flecked rants about the Illuminati to the tin-foil hatted loons.

Mainstream politicians received campaign funds from arms manufacturers, lobby groups, oil companies etc....

I don't think that any of this divestment or refusal to platform crazy speech is new. What is new is that it had never gained as much attention as it has, until now.

Myriad 12th January 2021 09:29 PM

But I can still get a Trumpy Bear, right? I don't think Trump ever actually authorized those, or profits from them.

dudalb 12th January 2021 09:34 PM

Even Mickey Mouse has turrned on Trumpdom:

https://thehill.com/regulation/busin...ho-objected-to

The Great Zaganza 12th January 2021 09:34 PM

Trump will go back to the days when he tried to pay his bills in sports memorabilia.

Kaylee 12th January 2021 09:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by angrysoba (Post 13358999)
Has it ever really been that different?

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I don't think that any of this divestment or refusal to platform crazy speech is new. What is new is that it had never gained as much attention as it has, until now.

Perhaps that's it. And the speed! Compare how quickly these corporations have moved to the House on impeachment. I realize that may not be a fair comparison as there are probably a lot of i's to dot and t's to cross for the House, but still the difference in speed is amazing.

dudalb 12th January 2021 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 13359005)
Trump will go back to the days when he tried to pay his bills in sports memorabilia.

Trump owes overs over half a billion dollars to his creditors form his pre Presidency buisness failures and on Jan 21st they will be coming around to collect....

zorro99 12th January 2021 09:59 PM

Add YouTube to the list.

Norman Alexander 12th January 2021 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza (Post 13359005)
Trump will go back to the days when he tried to pay his bills in sports memorabilia.

Which will be about as successful as Trump University, Trump steaks, Trump vodka, Trump airlines and Trump casinos.

No wonder he's spinning around so angry. All his "friends" have deserted him. Of course, he forgets how many of his "friends" he has deserted himself. Ask The Mooch what it's like under the bus.


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