Angry Trump supporters threaten backlash over 'Impeach 45' clothing range

Trump supporters boycott Walmart for selling 'Impeach 45' clothing


A search of the Walmart website Tuesday showed no "Impeach 45" apparel available for sale online.

Walmart is under fire after its website offered T-shirts from third-party sellers with "IMPEACH 45" emblazoned across the front in big capital letters - a call to bring down the 45th US president, Donald Trump.

However while the Impeach 45 items have been removed from sale other pro-Trump items are still available on the site.

Supporters of President Trump are angry at Walmart for selling shirts that call to impeach Trump.

The call for a Walmart boycott seemingly picked up steam as conservative media outlets spread the word about the shirts.

Walmart sells a myriad of "Make America Great Again" items, such as hats, T-shirts and coffee mugs.

The hashtag #BoycottWalmart was among the top-trending topics in the United States on the social media site, racking up more than 50,000 tweets by mid-afternoon.

"These items were sold by third party sellers on our open marketplace, and were not offered directly by Walmart".

Walmart and Old Glory did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Teespring had their shirts pulled off the Walmart website days later.

Walmart came under fire for another incident last November when customers noticed a shirts that read, "Rope".

Neil Saunders, managing director of consulting firm GlobalData Retail said Walmart's decision to remove the anti-Trump merchandise made sense given the company's profile. "Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required", noted The Wrap.

"We're removing these types of items pending review of our marketplace policies", a representative for Walmart said via email.

This appears to be a partisan move for a company that has been working hard to cater to the heartland, where many Trump supporters live, and urban centers, which tend to be more Democratic.

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