Donald Trump has never been a very good businessman, but things have gotten much worse since he left office. His brand is now toxic in a number of areas. Numerous buildings around the country have removed the Trump name from their properties. And no major publisher seems interested in giving him a big deal for his memoirs.
So the only recourse for the former president is to try to bilk more money off his supporters. Unfortunately for Trump, his social media ban is making it hard to do so. His lawyers recently pleaded for his YouTube account to be reinstated so he can continue to “sell merchandise.”
The New York Post notes:
“The request for a preliminary injunction against YouTube argues that a failure to issue one would result in irreparable harm to both Trump as a potential political candidate in the future and the Republican Party as a whole, court documents dated Monday show.See Also
Notably, the injunction would allow Trump to continue selling merchandise on YouTube, potentially critical to political fundraising efforts.”
The social media ban is now weighing heavily on Trump and his political future. Being that the social media giants are private companies, however, it is unlikely that the former president will be reinstated.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.