Here Are All the Brands Severing Ties With Trump and His Allies
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Here Are All the Brands Severing Ties With Trump and His Allies

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Following last week’s harrowing insurrection at the U.S. Capitol—when supporters of President Trump stormed the building on Jan. 6, convinced they could reverse the results of the presidential election that Trump lost last year—brands have been scrambling to separate themselves from the chaos and violence of that day.

But as anyone familiar with political fundraising knows, it’s not hard to connect the financial ties between some of the nation’s biggest brands and the lawmakers who fomented a conspiracy theory that the election results were unsound. After all, those voting against certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election were clearly visible doing so. One consequence of the baseless claims of election fraud manifested in the seditious activity of last week is this: brands began to reassess how and why they’re donating to certain politicians.

Below is a running list of all the brands that are distancing themselves from Trump and his allies in Congress. It’s worth noting that the scope of the financial boycott varies from representative to representative.

Many have paused political contributions to Trump and the 147 Republican members of Congress (including eight senators) who opposed the certification of the Electoral College vote last week. Up until this year, that congressional action simply served as a ceremonial seal of approval following an election. Some, like Dow Chemical, have pledged to never support those lawmakers again. Still others, like PGA of America, have canceled agreements with Trump’s hotels and golf courses.

Who will buy from Trump after the chaos of his exit, and what will he be selling?

The following list will be updated as announcements are made:

Airbnb

Airbnb’s Jan. 11 statement: “Airbnb strongly condemns last week’s attack on the US Capitol and the efforts to undermine our democratic process. We will continue to uphold our community policies by banning violent hate group members when we learn of such memberships, and the Airbnb PAC will update its framework and withhold support from those who voted against the certification of the presidential election results.”

American Express

“Last week’s attempts by some congressional members to subvert the presidential election results and disrupt the peaceful transition of power do not align with our American Express Blue Box values; therefore, the AXP PAC will not support them,” the company said in a Jan. 11. statement.

AmGen

The company said it will review its PAC policies following certain Republican lawmakers’ refusal to certify the presidential vote, per Popular Information.

BlueCross BlueShield

“In light of this week’s violent, shocking assault on the United States Capitol, and the votes of some members of Congress to subvert the results of November’s election by challenging Electoral College results, BCSBA will suspend contributions to those lawmakers who voted to undermine our democracy. These contributions are made through our PAC, which is supported solely by employee contributions,” the company said in a Jan. 8 statement.

“While a contrast of ideas, ideological differences and partisanship are all part of our politics, weakening our political system and eroding public confidence in it must never be. We will continue to support lawmakers and candidates in both political parties who will work with us to build a stronger, healthier nation.”

CVS Health

The company said it will review its PAC policies following certain Republican lawmakers’ refusal to certify the presidential vote, per Popular Information.

Delta

The company said it will review its PAC policies following certain Republican lawmakers’ refusal to certify the presidential vote, per Popular Information.

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