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Walmart’s ‘Impeach 45’ apparel sparks boycott and causes social media stir

04 July, 2018, 07:50 | Author: Sara Gill
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Ryan Fournier, chairman of the group Students for Trump, was one of the first to discover Walmart was selling the clothing item, according to the International Business Times.

The online site is selling t-shirts with "IMPEACH 45" emblazoned across the front in big capital letters - a call to bring down the 45th USA president, Donald Trump.

These articles of clothing have ignited a rallying cry from the President's legion of supporters, who find the sloganeering to be disrespectful.

As counter-protestors pointed out on social media, Walmart.com also offers MAGA products for sale.

What those users didn't realize was that Walmart is also selling a variety of pro-Trump hats and shirts.

While we're unsure if Walmart actually pulled the shirt or the website was overloaded and/or hacked, if you try to purchase the "Impeach 45" shirt right now, you'll find this. (The "45" is a reference to Donald Trump's status as 45th president of the United States.) "What kind of message are you trying to send?"


A Walmart spokeswoman did not return a request for comment.

Many are calling for a boycott of the giant retailer on Twitter with the hashtag #BoycottWalmart, reports Fox News.

After complaints, custom shirt company Teespring removed the shirt from the site.

But the accusations miss a crucial fact about how Walmart runs its website, or more specifically, its third-party marketplace, where the items appeared.

The company issued a similar statement when it came under fire past year for selling a shirt with the words "Rope".

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