US retailer Walmart Inc (WMT.N) faced an outcry from supporters of President Donald Trump on Tuesday for listing for sale on its open marketplace clothing with the slogan "Impeach 45", an apparent reference to Trump, the country's 45th president. The company also sells a wide range of pro-Trump merchandise, including a substantial number of "Make America Great Again" hats.
The clothing also sent social media into a frenzy and caused #BoycottWalmart to trend Tuesday.
U.S. retail giant Walmart has removed anti-Trump merchandise following online boycott threats from the president's supporters.
Some red, white and blue apparel offered on Walmart Inc.'s website from third-party sellers this holiday week may have American shoppers feeling a little less than united.
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Since it went viral, Walmart removed them and all other "Impeach 45" merchandise from their online store.
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. Walmart hasn't responded to media inquiries seeking a response to the boycott threats.
Walmart has come under fire for selling a set of politically-charged t-shirts on its website, and is now facing a potential consumer boycott as a result.
Walmart's Marketplace has given the company headaches over which items to permit.
Walmart came under fire for another incident last November when customers noticed a shirts that read, "Rope".