The social-media platforms that were crucial to his political rise and the consolidation of his core support have banned him for varying periods of time. YouTube on Wednesday barred Trump for at least a week, following in the steps of bans by Facebook and Twitter. Twitter's permanent ban silenced Trump's voice on the platform that has been his primary means of communicating with his followers and the world.
The professional arm of the sport that is the president's favored pastime pulled the prestigious PGA Championship from the Trump-owned course in Bedminster, New Jersey. Holding the 2022 tournament there "would be detrimental to the PGA of America brand," the group said. And New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, in the past a Trump booster, declined to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom from him. He cited the "tragic events of last week."
Major companies in the business world in which Trump made his name are cutting off campaign funds from lawmakers who supported his challenge to accepting the certified Electoral College votes electing Joe Biden, and the National Association of Manufacturers called for his ouster. The New York Times reported that Deutsche Bank, Trump's primary lender for two decades, was no longer interested in doing business with him.
The lawyers who helped lead Trump's defense at his first impeachment trial aren't expected to be in the Senate chamber this time. White House counsel Pat Cipollone won't participate amid reports he has considered resigning, nor will constitutional attorney Jay Sekulow. Instead, Trump's defense may be led by two controversial figures, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz
The city where Trump was born and where he has plastered his name in gold on a 5th Avenue tower has decided to terminate its contracts with the Trump Organization to operate two ice-skating rinks and a city-owned golf course in the Bronx. The course will presumably no longer be known as the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point.