After former President Trump was banned from the payment processing program Stripe, conservative powerhouse and new Fox News commentator Dan Bongino went to work. On Tuesday, Bongino released a new payment platform, AlignPay, to make sure that no political campaign, business, or nonprofit can lose its financial access over political opinions or beliefs. Trump was kicked off of Strip in January following the Capitol riot.
According to The Washington Examiner:
“It’s focused on the cancel culture. So Stripe is our target here. You need to come to us, or you’re under the very real threat of being canceled,” Bongino told the Washington Examiner.
“Anyone who’s going to engage in any of this cancel culture totalitarianism, we’re going to expose and offer our services to the people you cancel,” he said.
AlignPay will specialize in credit, debit, and bank-to-bank transactions and will deliver its services at a similar price point to that of competitors such as Stripe, Square, and PayPal. The company says all of its payment transactions will be fully encrypted, and personally identifiable information will not be sold.
Bongino said that organizations with all backgrounds and political beliefs would be welcome to use the platform, including ones aligned with conservatives, such as anti-abortion groups and pro-gun rights organizations, but also liberal groups such as the Black Lives Matter organization or ‘Defund the Police’ groups. The only groups that will not be allowed on the platform are those involved in “any criminality,” said Bongino.
Bongino added that he wants to create an alternative so no business is faced with the possibility of losing its financial lifeline over political beliefs.