Wells Fargo Closes Pro-Trump Candidate’s Account – Leaving Her Destitute and Homeless

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Wells Fargo closes account of pro-Trump candidate Lauren Witzke

Wells Fargo has shut down the bank account of Trump-supporting candidate Lauren Witzke, leaving her homeless and without any money to her name.

In a post on Telegram, Witzke, who ran as the Republican candidate for the Senate in Delaware in 2020, revealed that Wells Fargo had completely closed down her account, stealing all of her money from the system, leaving her with a “zero balance”.

In a call with the bank, Witzke was informed that the action taken was a purely “business decision,” and that they reserve the right to close her account down at any time. “Had I not been surrounded by friends in Florida, I would be completely stranded,” she wrote.

Nationalfile.com reports: The lack of explanation from Wells Fargo as to why they closed down Witzke’s bank account opens questions as to why the decision was taken to begin with, and if it had anything to do with her Christian conservative politics. Witzke is a current presenter with TruNews, a Christian broadcast network, and has stood up for America First policies, including joining with fellow conservative activists Nick Fuentes, Laura Loomer, and Michelle Malkin, to push for a greater crackdown on Big Tech in Florida. She had been removed from Twitter after calling out a transgender activist for saying that little girls are “kinky.”

National File contacted Wells Fargo for comment before publication, asking not only why her account was shut down, but if Wells Fargo would extend this action to other account holders. Witzke warned that other conservatives should remove their money from Wells Fargo in case they did take action on others, describing what had happened to her as being “so evil.” National File did not receive a response by the time of publication. Eventually, Wells Fargo claimed in an email to national File that the decision to cancel Witzke’s account was not due to “political views or affiliations” but could have been due to “a number of reasons” and claimed they “reviewed this situation” and “it was handled appropriately.”

“Wells Fargo does not consider political views or affiliations in making account decisions.  An account may be closed for a number of reasons based on individual facts and circumstances.  While we cannot discuss customer accounts because they involve confidential customer information, we can report that we have reviewed this situation, gave ample notice of our decision and it was handled appropriately.”  

Witzke is not the first conservative to face seemingly punitive action from banks as a result of her politics. Gab founder and CEO Andrew Torba earlier this year revealed that he and his New Tech social media platform had been banned from 4 banks within the space of 4 weeks, due to media smears that the site is a “haven for extremists” and other spurious claims. In February, pro-Trump coffee brand “Covfefe Coffee” were banned from using Chase Bank’s WePay processor – after National File and others reported on the incident, sales for Covfefe Coffee shot up over 7,500%.


  1. Citizens Bank did the same thing to me for being a Trump supporter! And the did it without notifying me!


    • Truth be told it was probably taken over and drained by hackers. It happens more often than a person would think.

  3. Precisely why I use a small local credit union with only five locations. Never had any problems. I stopped using big banks decades ago.

  4. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957-62 TV series): Westerner Jim Hardie helps Wells Fargo agents battle the bad guys. “I’ve got a six-gun cure for strongbox fever.” Now they think the “bad guys” are conservatives, apparently.

    Oho, the Wells Fargo Wagon is a-comin’ down the street
    Oh, please let it be for me
    Oho, the Wells Fargo Wagon was a-comin’ down the street
    I guess I’m the next cancelee…

    (Adapted from the musical The Music Man)

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