Walmart Facing Boycott Threats Over 'Impeach 45' Shirt

Virginia Carson
July 4, 2018

Trump supporters voiced their outrage to Walmart's "Impeach 45" clothing by calling for a boycott of the company.

The line of apparel also sells on and through Old Glory's own website.

The apparel in question come emblazoned with phrases that read "Impeach 45" or "45 You're Fired", which directly refer to the premature termination of current U.S. President Donald Trump's term in the Oval Office.

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What those users didn't realize was that Walmart is also selling a variety of pro-Trump hats and shirts. Students for Trump chairman Ryan Fournier called attention to it Monday on Twitter, Fortune and other outlets reported, causing a social media outcry.

It's not the first time Walmart has gotten into hot water for controversial t-shirts for sale on its website. "We're removing these types of items pending review of our marketplace policies", a Walmart spokesperson said.

Walmart pulled the shirt - as well as other products with the same message - from its website, but not until some of the president's fans threw a fit.

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Walmart has been targeted before by angry shoppers after controversial items have appeared on the platform.

In all of those cases, Walmart removed the products after consumer complaints, rather than screening them beforehand. Walmart didn't immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. It pulled merchandise branded with "Bulletproof - Black Lives Matter" after complaints from the National Fraternal Order of Police, and a year ago it removed T-shirts emblazoned with "Rope".

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