Payment processor Stripe drops Trump campaign following Capitol riots
Payments processor Stripe has booted President Trump’s campaign website from its service, blaming Wednesday’s assault on the Capitol for the move. The San Francisco-based firm, whose tech allows sites and businesses to accept credit card payments, is distancing itself from the embattled commander-in-chief and his team, claiming they violated the company’s policies against encouraging violence, the Wall Street Journal reports. It’s not the first time Stripe has responded to violent real-world events by suspending clients. The financial technology company previously suspended right-wing Twitter competitor Gab in 2018 after it was discovered that the gunman who killed 11 at a Pittsburgh synagogue posted anti-Semitic messages on the site.