Trump Campaign Adviser Says DC Studio Refused Him Because He’s On a ‘List’

Jason Miller, a Trump campaign adviser, on Monday said that he was barred from entering a Washington, D.C.-based studio for an interview with Fox Business’s Charles Payne, as he has been put on a “list.”

“Wow – the anti-Trump censorship/deplatforming is out of control,” he wrote on Twitter. “Just went to the LiveShots studio in DC to join @cvpayne on @FoxBusiness, and the LiveShots employees told me I’m not allowed to use their studios because ‘I’m on a list.’”

Miller said that when he asked what sort of list he’s on, and why the studio accepted the booking in the first place, he was told by Liveshots D.C. employees that the list was for “health reasons.”

Liveshots D.C. is located across the street from the U.S. Capitol, and is in the same building as CSPAN, Fox, and MSNBC, according to its website. It describes itself as the capital’s “premier liveshot facility.”

“I inquired a little more, since I haven’t been around anyone with COVID[-19], and I was told they have a ‘list’ of people they won’t allow in, ‘because of, like, who you’ve been around, at the White House and stuff… and it’s, um, because of health reasons,’” he recalled.

“The only way these companies will learn is if we refuse to spend money with them. I hope @FoxBusiness and @FoxNews cease using the LiveShots studios for any guest appearances,” Miller added.

“Censorship and deplatforming might start with just one person, but if they’re willing to do it to the President of the United States, these companies are willing to do it to anybody – especially any of the 75M Americans who voted for President Trump.”

Liveshots D.C. didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment by The Epoch Times.

Companies Remove Trump Businesses

It comes as a number of companies have moved against President Donald Trump, his campaign, and his business in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol building. Stripe and Shopify on Monday joined a growing list of firms to do so.

Stripe, a payment processing company, told news outlets that it won’t process payments for Trump’s campaign because of last week’s U.S. Capitol breach.

According to Stripe’s website, it doesn’t allow certain groups of businesses to use its services. That includes any business that “engages in, encourages, promotes, or celebrates unlawful violence or physical harm to persons or property.”

Shopify, meanwhile, took down online stores for both the Trump Organization and Trump’s campaign, saying that the company “does not tolerate actions that incite violence.”

“Based on recent events, we have determined that the actions 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 to further a cause. As a result, we have terminated stores affiliated with President Trump,” a Shopify spokesperson said in a statement to outlets.

The Trump campaign has not responded to requests for comment.

In all, at least 13 companies or services have taken action against Trump and his supporters following the Capitol breach.

Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.

January 12, 2021 10:13 am

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