Stripe reportedly quits processing payments for Trump campaign website

Stripe reportedly quits processing payments for Trump campaign website

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The online payment processor Stripe is cutting the presidential campaign website.

Angela Lang / CNET

Online payment processor Stripe has halted processing payments for President Donald Trump’s campaign website in view of last week Deadly Trump supporter riots in US Capitol, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Sources told the newspaper that the company handles online payments for millions of online businesses, cutting the Trump campaign for violating its policies against promoting violence. Stripe’s Terms of Service prohibit its service from being used by any “high risk” business that “promotes, encourages, promotes or celebrates unlawful violence or physical harm to persons or property.”

Violence erupted on Wednesday afternoon when crowds of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol during a vote to confirm the victory of President-elect Joe Biden. Twitter and Facebook suspended Trump’s accounts for inflammatory comments following the riots.

Trump released a video statement that night asking the rioters to go home, but referred to them as “special people” and told them that we love you.

Neither the strip nor the Trump campaign immediately responded to a request for comment.

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