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PayPal Bans Pro-Trump, Far-Right Activist Laura Loomer

PayPal on Tuesday moved to ban pro-Trump, far-right activist Laura Loomer from its online payment and funding platform.

Loomer posted a screenshot of the letter she received from PayPal informing her of the ban to Instagram earlier today.

“PayPal just banned me for no reason whatsoever,” she wrote. “This comes one day after Radical Left wingers published a fake hit piece about me, falsely accusing me of getting donations from an ‘anti-Muslim hate group.’”

“They want me to be homeless & die!” Loomer added.

In the letter to Loomer, the company declared they were “terminating our relationship with your account(s) pursuant to PayPal’s User Agreement. Under the PayPal User Agreement, PayPal, in its sole discretion, has the right to terminate your accounts for any reason and at any time upon notice to you.”

Responding to the decision, Loomer announced that she is planning “on suing all of the Left wing terrorists and tech tyrants who are trying to shut me down simply because I am a Conservative Jewish woman who speaks truth about Islam.” She then attacked Silicon Valley, who she claims has “disenfranchised me, falsely accused me of being a white supremacist, a Nazi, anti-Muslim, a racist, a bigot, and every other smear in the book.”

Loomer went on to admit she has already been banned from “everywhere,” including Twitter, Uber, Lyft, GoFundMe, Venmo and even Uber Eats.

“How am I supposed to pay my bills? I can’t get a regular job because I have been accused of being a Nazi,” she added. “Am I supposed to be homeless? I guess these people won’t be happy until I reach a breaking point and just die.”

The controversial figure also claims she’s accumulated $40,000 of debt in her pursuit to “expose these people and their hypocrisy.” Loomer regularly asked her fans to donate money to her cause through PayPal before the ban, but since receiving today’s news, she posted her home address to Instagram and encouraged her followers to send her checks from now on.

In a statement to Newsweek, a PayPal spokesperson confirmed the cancelation of Loomer's account. "PayPal works to ensure that our platform and services are not used for purposes that run counter to our core values," the spokesperson said. "Our decision and actions are values-based, not political."

After being barred from Twitter last November, Loomer has staged various stunts in a bid to return to the spotlight. Last week, the right-wing activist was arrested for trespassing in California Governor Gavin Newsom’s mansion where she and several others held an event, they called a “fiesta,” to protest his stance on immigration.

"Today I proved that Gavin Newsom, the governor of California who is also Nancy Pelosi’s nephew, cares more about illegals than Americans," Loomer wrote on Facebook after live-streaming the demonstration. "I was arrested for hopping his fence and having a fiesta on his lawn."

Last month, Loomer jumped the fence around House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s California house and set up a tent to protest her stance on immigration. The demonstration was also live-streamed.

GettyImages-943891824 A sign is posted outside of the PayPal headquarters on April 9, 2018 in San Jose, California. On Tuesday, PayPal banned far-right figure Laura Loomer Getty/Justin Sullivan

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