Visitors to both TrumpStore.com (the official shop of the Trump Organisation) and shop.donaldjtrump.com (the Trump campaign’s store) are met with error messages that say the “shop is unavailable”.
This is because Shopify, the shopping platform that hosted both websites, say the president has broken its terms and conditions.
“Shopify does not tolerate actions that incite violence,” the company said in a statement. “Based on recent events, we have determined that the acts 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. As a result, we have terminated stores affiliated with President Trump.”
Both sites were removed Thursday morning after the company’s trust and safety team determined Mr. Trump’s comments on Wednesday violated the company’s policies, a spokeswoman for Shopify told the Wall Street Journal.
Mr Trump’s press office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Independent.
Mr Trump would not be able to share new content until the company lifts the restriction, which was implemented before he sent out the infamous video addressing the rioters.
In the video, Mr Trump said that the “landslide” election was fraudulent and “stolen from us”, before telling rioters that there has to be “law and order” and to “go home in peace”.
“We will keep the public informed, including if further escalation in our enforcement approach is necessary”, the company continued in a statement.