MAGA Moratorium: In Light of Wednesday's Events, Shopify Removes All Trump-Related Retail

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The events of Wednesday, January 6th, were stunning.

As for all that led up to the criminal chaos in the Capitol building, we’re in for a long season of debate.

But one thing is sure: Courtesy of the occurrence, there will be long-term effects.

And some of those — at least at the moment — relate to the space within which Donald Trump will operate.

As reported by RedState’s Mike Miller, ABC News has championed “cleansing” the country of the “movement he commands.”

In the social media realm, Facebook has locked the President’s account at least until inauguration day.

And there’s this:

On Thursday, another Trump trouncing was triggered.

If you’re keen on MAGA swag, you’ll now be shopping at The Limited — not the store; the concept.

As reported by The Daily Wire, online retail platform Shopify has shuttered web stores with any Trump affiliation.

The official reason: The Commander-in-Chief has violated Shopify’s rule against threatening or condoning violence.

From the Wire:

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.

The Wall Street Journal notes the updated online experience:

Visitors to TrumpStore.com and shop.donaldjtrump.com, which sold official Trump branded apparel, “Make America Great Again” hats and other merchandise, were greeted with error messages on Thursday morning.

In response to the Leader of the Free World’s messaging to protestors early Wednesday — which included “We will stop the steal” and the promotion of a march to the Capitol — Shopify has closed up shops.

A spokesperson told The New York Times the site “does not tolerate actions that incite violence.”

Here’s more from the rep:

“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. As a result, we have terminated stores affiliated with President Trump.”

I’ll be surprised if these are all the coming weeks’ made moves — not only concerning Trump, but conservatism.

As noted at the beginning of this article, there are sure to be long-term effects of January 6th. For those wanting to relegate the Right, footage looped all day and night Wednesday will serve as a pivot point.

Of course, the impact of those actions will come to pass as well.

We’re in desperate need of change — a return to civil society in which all may have their views, can express them freely, and in which disagreement leads to productive discussion, which leads to growth.

We’re far from that place.

Farther, it seems to me, than we’ve ever been before.

Amid our upheaval, important monuments have been figuratively burned down — those of truth, of peace, of liberty, justice, and unity.

And I don’t see many things helping change our catastrophic course.

But I hope — no, I pray — that somehow we rise from our recent ashes.

-ALEX

 

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