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Trump supporters call to #boycottWalmart over 'Impeach 45' shirt

04 July 2018
Trump supporters call to #boycottWalmart over 'Impeach 45' shirt

This is America, land of the free commerce, but Walmart is somehow under fire after Trump supporters got in a tizzy after discovering "Impeach 45" tees were being sold on the superstore's website.

The shirts, seemingly discovered by the chairman of the group Students for Trump, are one of a number of "Impeach 45" offerings, which range from sweatshirts to baby clothes from a wide variety of manufacturers. But the news outlet adds that a search on Walmart.com revealed that three other companies also sell clothing that promotes impeaching Trump.

The controversy highlights a challenge of doing business in a country increasingly polarized by politics, where supporters and critics of Trump have become more vocal in pressuring companies with boycott threats when they appear to be taking sides.

Walmart's facing backlash after "Impeach 45" and "Impeach Trump" apparel in all shapes and sizes - from infants to adults - surfaced on their website.

CBS News reports one person pointed out the company also sold clothing from various vendors for people who opposed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Trump's opponent in the 2016 presidential election, as well as for people who oppose former president Barack Obama.

"We're removing these types of items pending review of our marketplace policies".

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.

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

Last November, Walmart drew ire over a shirt on its site that sported the phrase "Rope". Fournier wrote in a tweet directed at Walmart.

A spokesman for Walmart didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.