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Vice President Kamala Harris welcomes her departure after speaking at a White House event on November 16.

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Patrick Semansky, Associate Press

By the editorial board

None of the Attorney General’s business

Citizen Eric Schmitt has the same right as anyone else to speak out and complain about a company’s decision to cancel deals with a political event featuring a controversial politician (in this case , Donald Trump Jr.). Citizen Eric Schmitt can stomp his foot as much as he wants, and we will defend his right to do so. However, Attorney General Eric Schmitt does not have to involve the state of Missouri in this tantrum.

The Defense of Freedom PAC organized an event scheduled for December 3 in Saint-Charles, where the son of the former president was supposed to be the spokesperson. The WePay company, owned by JP Morgan Chase, has been hired to handle online ticket purchases. But the company decided to pull out, citing terms of service that exclude events associated with “hatred, violence, racial intolerance, terrorism, financial exploitation of a crime” or activities that encourage them. others to commit such acts. (WePay eventually reversed its stance, but organizers complained it was too late and had to cancel the event for lack of sales.)

The behavior of the Trump family over the past five years falls squarely into the exclusion zones of WePay, with Trump Jr. serving as a cheerleader alongside his father in various celebrations of hate, violence, and violence. racial intolerance, domestic terrorism and financial exploitation of crime. But in any case, the dispute is between WePay, Chase and the event organizers. In other words, a private matter.

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