In addition to a shared revulsion to the Trump-fanned attack on the Capitol, the companies have business reasons to stop the insanity. The American system of checks and balances and peaceful transfer of power has been good to business. Corporate leaders, including many who signed on with the president for the tax cuts, know that chaos unleashed by toxic Trumpian forces is bad for the economy and, therefore, bad for them.
One of the more muscular calls to isolate Trump and his enablers comes from Forbes Magazine, which bills itself as the world’s biggest business media brand. The Trump insurrection, editor Randall Lane wrote, was rooted in “lies-upon-lies, repeated frequently and fervently.” From day one of this Orwellian presidency, he added, “up has been down, yes has been no, failure has been success.”
Lane went on to warn corporate America against hiring a former Trump White House spokesperson. Any of them—from Sean Spicer up through Kayleigh McEnany—will be considered a “potential funnel of disinformation,” he said.